Art History in “The Real You™” by Molly Tanzer

Read the story or listen to the podcast here

I listened to this story courtesy of Lightspeed Magazines’ podcast series.  It’s about cosmetic surgery and the main character, an art history educator, compares the visual results to sculpture from the ancient and modern eras of art.

“Cycladic female figurine, canonical type. Head. Early Bronze Age, EC II, 2800-2300 BC. Marble. Find from near Naxian Chora (Naxos Town). Archaeological Museum of Naxos.”

Zde [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

Eileen Lane, by Constantin Brâncuși, 1923

Remusica [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

The plus side to listening to the audio adaptation of a story about extreme plastic surgery, I learned how to pronounce Constantin Brâncuși’s name.



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