Capturing the Beauty of Blurred Bodies in Motion

Italian photographer Giulia Pesarin captures the beauty of the human body in motion. Her photo project titled Piccole Opere Umane (translated as Little Human Works of Art) explores the definitions of beauty as seen through accelerated speeds. The blurred figures of women in gowns challenges conventional, motionless images of beauty and the photographer herself raises the question, “Where does beauty live?”

The series takes an intriguing look at how the idea of “beauty” is difficult to describe and neatly package into one ideal. Both fashion and women and even architecture can be deemed “beautiful” but Pesarin's project seeks to raise questions about what that means and how motion affects our perception. The photographer says, “Possibly, beauty remains within a wider and more universal dimension, and a detail may close off and seal the energy flow, as well as a concept does. This is a possible interpretation and proposal, just a way of raising the question and running the risk of its flowing.”

Giulia Pesarin on Saatchi
Giulia Pesarin on Tumblr
via [My Amp Goes to 11]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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