How and why beauty change through time and cultures?

Yin Xin is a Chinese artist who rebrands Western classic paintings with an Eastern flavour. He lives in Paris now, but he was born far away in Kashgar in the far North West of China.

In “The Atlas of Beauty”, the second episode of the documentary series “The Sense Of Beauty”, we investigate the different aestetics tastes among countries and culteres, in a wonderful journey from Europe to Far East.

Starting from the old Venice as the gateway to the Orient, we meet people operating and living at a cultural intersection such as Xin Yin or Sayuki, an Australian anthropologist known as the first caucasian geisha in Japan.

We visit the Korean plastic surgery clinics, where the Asian patients aspire to more Western eyes and features,  trying to understand if an universal sense of beauty exists through time and cultures.