The Guardian | V &A – The Observer:
Botticelli’s Birth of Venus has captivated us for centuries. On the eve of a stunning V&A exhibition, we ask four experts what beauty means personally to them.
The artist: ORLAN – “When I embarked on my project The Reincarnation of Saint ORLAN in 1990, I had a series of operations that had never been done before. I wasn’t using plastic surgery to bring me closer to a norm of beauty. I wanted a procedure that would disrupt the very idea of what beauty is.”… Read more
Image: Entre-deux, a self-portrait inspired by Venus, by ORLAN in 1994. Photograph: DAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016