The eye of the beholder.
“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” ― Roman Payne
One of the most beautiful photo I've seen in a long time: Father and Child, by Kathy Sharp Frisbee
LeRoy McDermott argues that paleolithic venus figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. If we look down at our own bodies, breast and belly dominates the visual field, navels seem nearer the pubis, legs are foreshortened and buttocks appear elevated - all features seen in the figurines. (click through for full article)
Brazil, 1880: slave woman carrying her master's baby in the traditional african way. Photo by Rodolpho Lindemann.