Adriana Lima. Victoria's Secret Model
An Archetype, in the simplest of terms, refers to a pattern of behaviors, prototype from which others originate, or are emulated; a recognizable icon or stereotype.
Examples of this idea are the pictures found in a deck of Tarot Cards that symbolize universally understood characters , or the celestial beauty depicted in Sandro Botticelli’s painting “The Birth of Venus”.
Although the description in the field of psychology of this notion was described by Carl Jung in the early 20th century, its manifestation is evident in the late 18th and early 19th Century neoclassical paintings and sculpture.
Forehead height = nose length = lower face height
Nose length = ear length
Interocular distance = nose width
Interocular distance = right or left eye fissure width
Mouth width = 1.5 x nose width
Face width = 4 x nose width
Cannon of fifths with endocanthal (inner eyelid)distance roughly
the width of the nose or a full eye.
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Neoclassical Ratios Dividing the face into proportionate segments and ratios on the right for facial proportions in females
Victorias Secret Model Adriana Lima
The Facial Beauty Mask is courtesy of, and copyright by, Dr. Stephen Marquadt. | Face image by Sean Armenta.
Marquardt's golden mask shows clear ratios throughout the beautiful face. For Example, the mouth is 1.618 time wider than the base of the nose; the nose base is 1.6 times wider than the tip of the nose; The triangle formed by a beautiful persons nose and lips is a perfect acute triangle... and so on...