French artist Orlan rose to fame with a series of plastic surgery projects from 1990 to 1993. When botox, plastic surgery and other plastic surgery techniques are frequently used to cater to the mainstream aesthetic, she claims to use them to challenge aesthetic norms.
Mireille Suzanne Francette Porte began using the stage name Orlan in the early 1970s, when she was 15 years old. Since then, no one has remembered her real name. She began a series of plastic surgery in 1990 ~ 1993, gives himself as leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” raised eyebrow bone, such as francois boucher’s “Europa” small lips, as botticelli’s “Venus” classical chin. She let the doctor will be high zygomatic pad used usually in implant prosthesis materials on both sides of the forehead, looks like two new antlers, but some hostile critics called them “devil horns.” Since then, few have remembered what she looked like.
”I didn’t do these surgeries for my own sake, and I really liked my original looks and body — the body I worked as a lifelong job. I’m creating an image, creating a ‘new me,’ and then using my work.“
The cosmetic surgery project was just an art project between 1990 and 1993. She is the first artist ever to use plastic surgery on her body. After the surgery, she created a series about former Colombian, African and Indian people, called “self-fertilidation.
The women she loves are creative, powerful, and progressive, completely independent of appearances. She opposes “secular aesthetics”. She accepted that the women who told them aesthetic standards expressed regret and sadness. What I’m interested in is that men or women find and create their own uniqueness.
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