Whenever we feel like depicting human form or something strange or anything related to art history, we love to choose images that do not look like us. Through this program, users get to understand why all unrealistic figures are so prominent, throughout our evolution and sculpture. Why have these been depicted to many times and what makes them so popular.
Starting with Venus of Willendorf which is the oldest representations of body, which has been ever found, the film smartly explores the unique concepts related to stimulus and response theories which rightfully suggest that our brain is hardwired favoring exaggeration. The program aesthetically examines stylized art of Egypt (ancient times) along with the cultural developments which produced Kritios Boy of preclassical Greece. The program moves ahead to draw interesting conclusion from many subsequent Greek works which deftly balance verisimilitude as well as distortion.
(More Human Than Human, DVD, 51 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-61616-265-8 Copy Right Date: 2005