An ancient depiction of beauty

As I have noted previously “Classic art was not all fat chicks.”




4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Julian O'Dea on April 27, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Details on this fresco:


  2. As a of history, and some knowledge of historical art, it is true that not all women who were painted or drawn were fat, but also they were not skin and bone. The further you go back in history you will see that much earlier art does depict women who are heavier because the back when the poor were able to eat little and some knew what it was to not be able to eat for several days at a time because they could not afford the food. It was a sign of prosperity for the woman’s father or husband for a woman to have more weight on her as proof that he could provide for his daughter(s)/wife food and plenty of it. These women were typically not obese like many people are of today, but they would have been seen as over weight by todays standards.


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