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Programme 13: Beautiful People?
Although art is occasionally dismissed as ‘pretty’ or ‘decorative’ not all artists have concentrated on the ideal. Lucian Freud shows his models in a harsh light and with little concern for fashion-magazine ideas of beauty, while Arman has created a portrait of his wife based on the rubbish she has thrown away. John Coplans again questions our notions of beauty through photographic images of his own body.