Since I don’t have a culinary creation post to share today (I need to do more cooking and picture-snapping!) I wanted to share a few pictures and paintings that I’ve come across in my work when I have to flip through various art journals and magazines on various and sundry topics. Feast your eyes on a bit of what I’d certainly call non-standard bodies in today’s age; painted, sculpted or photographed back years or decades or eons ago.
As I stockpile these finds I’ll add more such posts to stimulate your eye-candy pleasure! Your reminder today? Beauty is a cultural ideal. It changes. It is not static. It is never more “right” at one point in time than in another. There’s a reason the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” continues to be such a powerful one. Diversity is not a four letter word. Embrace it for a few moments here:
Albrecht Durer’s “Four Witches”
Hans Baldung Grien’s “The drunken Bacchus with putti playing”
Elizabeth Catlett’s “Pensive Figure”
Lucien Freud’s “Naked Man, Back View”
Madge Tennent’s “Lei Queen Victoria”
“Venus of Dolni Vestonice”
That’s all for this bit of Fat Art in History. Are there other artists you’ve heard of that you’d like to see here sometime? Feel free to share in comments!