'The true face of artistic beauty'.
She's not suggesting beauty isn't important. Instead, inspired by Margaret Olley's example, she's arguing that the narrow pursuit of a 'youthful' facade is a distraction from more worthwhile enterprises.
I might also add: allure and charm, like happiness, are real - but they're often gained in pursuit of other goods. As ends in themselves they're frequently self-defeating - vanity can be an ugly vice.
(Image: 'Margaret Olley', by Ben Quilty, courtesy of the Art Gallery of New South Wales)
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