Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Speculation on Beauty.

A week or so ago, Roissy linked to another series of female facial composites. Here, beautiful actresses were paired together over several iterations to produce a final result. ( See below)

Looking at the pictures, I get the impression that while the final facial composite is attractive, she is not as attractive as nearly all of the originals. I suppose what I'm getting at is that true beauty is perhaps some  ideal proportion combined with some unique markers of identity. These unique markers i.e. shape of nose, eyes, lips etc may be the finishing touches which make a woman exceptionally beautiful rather than just pretty.


Anonymous said...

Vsnilla ice cream may be the easiest to appreciate (it goes with just about everything) but the other flavors are more interesting.

So too with women. The face at the bottom is pretty, but in the vanilla way, the women above are more interesting but there would be more disagreement about which is more beautiful and some would not be to the taste of certain men, just as some perfer chocolate, or strawberry, or Rocky Road.

Pode said...

Proof that YMMV. I prefer the final to all but 3 of the originals.

Athol Kay: Married Man Sex Life said...

The bottom one is basically bald.



Nice observation. However, I wonder if this is actually the case, or just a flaw of the algorithm or its implementation.

Kathy Farrelly said...

Brigitte Bardot was gorgeous. Those pics were not a patch on her..

Beth said...

Favourite faces on the 1st row from left to right are 7th colummn and 11th colummn. Both faces are 8 out of 10 for me.

Favourite faces on the 2nd row from left to right are 1st column, 6th column and 7th column. All of them are 8 out of 10 for me.

All faces from 3rd row to 5th row are quite beautiful. All of them are anything from 7 to 8 out of 10.

The Social Pathologist said...

@Anon at 1.00

I think the vanilla ice cream analogy is very good.


I've noticed it before so I'm not sure its an algorithmic problem


Bridgette never did it for me, though should I have accidentally found her in my bed I wouldn't of kicked her out. Eve Marie Saint in North By Northwest. Now that was a damn hot woman.

Anonymous said...

Hey, why are they all white?