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(Ensemble Magazine)   Historical paintings of women updated to represent today's standard of beauty. Still below studman69's standard (Artistic nudity)   (nsmbl.nl) divider line 50
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2013-04-02 08:52:16 PM  
9 votes:
That's some poor 'shopping.
2013-04-02 08:52:02 PM  
8 votes:
"HAHHAHA I'm going to prove a point by drawing all of these women as overly skinny, despite them being far skinnier than the standard of beauty at the moment."

I translated the article for you.

//except venus de milo, that one was pretty good.
2013-04-02 08:35:38 PM  
7 votes:
Spoiler Alert: All the women are skinnier, nothing else.

And the Mindy version still beats the old/new ones.

deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-02 08:53:14 PM  
6 votes:
Yeah. They've all just been badly shopped to look weirdly skinny. Simplistic social comment, ill-conceived execution, sharp knees, way below my standards.
2013-04-02 10:07:17 PM  
5 votes:
While there of course have been some adjustments to the standards of beauty in western culture, women like to think they've changed greatly . . . however, going by some of the most well known examples, they really haven't:

Greek era ~2,500 years ago: Aphrodite
upload.wikimedia.org

Roman era ~2,000 years ago: Venus (de Milo)
statues.com

Renaissance era, 600 years ago:
tomreeder.files.wordpress.com

Victorian era, 150 years ago: Semi-NSFW

Mid-century (60 years ago): Marilyn Monroe
1.bp.blogspot.com

Modern: Kate Upton
25.media.tumblr.com

While there were of course some differences in some short periods of time or in specific industries (like say the crack whore look of fashion models of the 80's and 90's) - when it comes down to lasting examples of beauty, they're all strikingly similar; defined by an hourglass waist, chesty with hips, and even a similar pose with the legs, appearing to reduce the size of the thighs.
2013-04-02 09:17:57 PM  
5 votes:
This exhibit would have been better as a Fark photoshop contest.
2013-04-02 09:42:45 PM  
4 votes:
As my boss put it (who is male), "Women have a tough gig these days. Society expects them to have a successful rewarding career, have 2.5 kids, take care of the house and look hot doing it"
2013-04-02 09:12:31 PM  
4 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-04-02 08:58:03 PM  
4 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Spoiler Alert: All the women are skinnier, nothing else.

And the Mindy version still beats the old/new ones.

[deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]


The tits are bigger, and the faces are also changed.  The chins are narrower, the lips wider and more smiley, and straight high-bridged Roman/Greek noses were swapped for smaller bridges and a upturned tip.
2013-04-02 10:38:22 PM  
3 votes:
Tyhe artist has some pretty freaky notions about what a "modern woman" looks like.

www.nsmbl.nl 24.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-02 09:12:12 PM  
3 votes:
Who ever shopped those has never seen a real neck.
2013-04-02 09:11:53 PM  
3 votes:
Right.  Because if you aren't attracted to massive bags filled with gelatin and sarcasm then you're a sick freak that lusts after concentration camp prisoners.   There can be no middle thing.
2013-04-02 09:03:17 PM  
3 votes:
Those were really poorly done.  Half of them wound up looking like aliens.
2013-04-02 11:48:33 PM  
2 votes:

Banned on the Run: NSFW

Artistic nude

Artistic nude

Artistic nude

 Artistic nude

Artistic nude

Artistic nude


Jebus chips, somebody get that first girl to a sammich, stat. You could play a creditable xylophone on that ribcage. And that is officially the most ridiculously awful pose ever in the third shot.
2013-04-02 11:36:11 PM  
2 votes:
2013-04-02 11:07:09 PM  
2 votes:
why do women hold themselves to a standard a beauty only held by men who aren't attracted to women?
2013-04-02 10:03:41 PM  
2 votes:
You know, my girl has some wonderful, beautiful curves and just a bit of a bellly. Nowhere near even Rubenesque. Yet she feels that because she isn't a size zero she can't really be very attractive. Despite her rejection of feminism she feels the social pressure to look like the gals in many of the retouched paintings.

Don't get me wrong, I dig skinny chicks as well. But there is inherent beauty in the human form and many body types have their own pleasures. This single standard for beauty (which I think is something that has always existed, the standard changes but not the existence of the standard) just breaks my heart.

Ever see a skinny chick belly dance? It just doesn't work without at least some jiggle.

This sort of thing is *interesting* but it certainly doesn't speak about some universal shift in taste, only what is portrayed in certain circles as The One True Beauty. It's like the color cartel that gets together every year in France to decide what is going to be "in" and "out" for the next twelve months so the fashion world can coordinate marketing campaigns.
2013-04-02 09:32:55 PM  
2 votes:

nocturnal001: , like an angry femecists idea of what she thinks our ideal looks like.


Not quite- comment #3 up there knocked it out of the park. It's a bitter fat girl's idea of what she thinks our ideal looks like.

Seriously subby, your blog sucks and you sound fat.
2013-04-02 08:56:00 PM  
2 votes:
Nice. Now, how about a series reflecting today's actual average mass. Nobody wants to see that.
2013-04-02 08:51:15 PM  
2 votes:
This is what bitter fat broads actually believe.
2013-04-03 05:21:32 PM  
1 votes:

Skyday: I posted this photo of myself in another thread a few days ago...but here you go...

EYE BLEACH??  (ENJOY...I hope!!)


[10artifex.com image 700x504]


Sweet merciful heaven, you're gorgeous!
2013-04-03 01:43:57 AM  
1 votes:
shiatty Photoshoping is shiatty.
2013-04-03 01:42:35 AM  
1 votes:

mike_the_engineer: MrSteve007: Greek era ~2,500 years ago: Aphrodite

I'm not sure that the statues in Caesar's Palace are historically accurate.


You should go back to Vegas. The image I linked to is the original Greek statue housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2013-04-03 12:37:42 AM  
1 votes:

megarian: I did nude modeling for a few years in college. The models with the curves always got more and better gigs...especially with figure photography and sculputre.

Also, water is wet.


It's like we're DESTINED to be friends. I took several nude drawing workshops. To this day, I paint better than I draw by a long shot, but it was still fun. Especially drawing that one dude. Can't remember his name, but I still remember what his arse looked like.

Might be fun to nude model now that my back is covered in tattoos. It'd be interesting to see what the students made of them...
2013-04-03 12:06:33 AM  
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
Obviously left out
2013-04-02 11:45:54 PM  
1 votes:

Banned on the Run: Artistic nude

Artistic nude

Artistic nude

Artistic nude

Artistic nude


Pretty-much every picture in the history of time with either the "monochrome except for one element" schtick or an Instagram-like vignette and intentionally naffed-up colors has absolutely zero to do with art.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
2013-04-02 11:25:09 PM  
1 votes:
2013-04-02 11:23:28 PM  
1 votes:

Greydog: In almost every example, the original is far superior to the alternative.
It's a shame what Hollywood, and the media has done to the self image of women and young girls.
There's nothing wrong with a little ......er........flab.....er........extra flesh........mmmmmmm...flesh.
I wish young girls could get past the notion that slimmer is better.
That's just me, though.


MmmmmmmHmmmmm.
schoolworkhelper.net
Come get some, junior.


/I just noticed with her arms over the tops of her teats, they look like dick-tips.
2013-04-02 11:18:43 PM  
1 votes:
2013-04-02 11:13:51 PM  
1 votes:
I demand bigger titties and more junk in the trunk. Budunkadunk!

These were obviously not done to a man's standard of beauty but a bitter fat woman who thinks that is what a man wants. If i did this it would look like an episode of Queen's Blade.
2013-04-02 11:11:27 PM  
1 votes:

Lydia_C: hubris73: I didn't realize today's standard of beauty included freakishly long skinny giraffe necks...Maybe next time they can work on getting the proportions right instead of just using a color picker to shave off some fleshtone

Glad I'm not the only one that thought that.

/shakes tiny fist


i391.photobucket.com
2013-04-02 11:10:18 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: The artist has some pretty freaky notions about what a "modern woman" looks like.

[www.nsmbl.nl image 656x494] [24.media.tumblr.com image 340x494]


I should do a study on trendy, deep artists' distorted view of society's distorted view of perfection. Did you see the woman who made a supposedly "life-sized" Barbie to show how ridiculous Barbie's proportions were? What she produced looked nothing like a Barbie.
2013-04-02 11:09:14 PM  
1 votes:
2013-04-02 11:03:53 PM  
1 votes:

BolloxReader: You know, my girl has some wonderful, beautiful curves and just a bit of a bellly. Nowhere near even Rubenesque. Yet she feels that because she isn't a size zero she can't really be very attractive. Despite her rejection of feminism she feels the social pressure to look like the gals in many of the retouched paintings.

Don't get me wrong, I dig skinny chicks as well. But there is inherent beauty in the human form and many body types have their own pleasures. This single standard for beauty (which I think is something that has always existed, the standard changes but not the existence of the standard) just breaks my heart.

Ever see a skinny chick belly dance? It just doesn't work without at least some jiggle.

This sort of thing is *interesting* but it certainly doesn't speak about some universal shift in taste, only what is portrayed in certain circles as The One True Beauty. It's like the color cartel that gets together every year in France to decide what is going to be "in" and "out" for the next twelve months so the fashion world can coordinate marketing campaigns.


I can't cherry pick a line from your quote on this phone, but my wife is a skinny belly dance teacher and if you can find a video of Rachel Brice (the guru of American Tribal style) jiggling, I'd like to see it.
2013-04-02 10:56:22 PM  
1 votes:
Bonzo_1116:
The tits are bigger, and the faces are also changed.  The chins are narrower, the lips wider and more smiley, and straight high-bridged Roman/Greek noses were swapped for smaller bridges and a upturned tip.

^ I'm guessing most of you guys who failed to notice this part didn't look past the first thing that jumped out at you. Most of them have much wider mouths now and it was really kind of creepy.

Apparently I'd have been quite above average back in the day. Who knew.
2013-04-02 10:42:21 PM  
1 votes:

toraque: the big difference is that before 600 years ago women apparently didn't have arms.


saltgirlspeaks.files.wordpress.com

...or sometimes heads and feet
2013-04-02 10:24:37 PM  
1 votes:

toraque: MrSteve007: While there of course have been some adjustments to the standards of beauty in western culture, women like to think they've changed greatly . . . however, going by some of the most well known examples, they really haven't:

Greek era ~2,500 years ago: Aphrodite
[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x600]

Roman era ~2,000 years ago: Venus (de Milo)
[statues.com image 320x480]

Renaissance era, 600 years ago:
[tomreeder.files.wordpress.com image 850x539]

Victorian era, 150 years ago: Semi-NSFW

Mid-century (60 years ago): Marilyn Monroe
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x718]

Modern: Kate Upton
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x720]

While there were of course some differences in some short periods of time or in specific industries (like say the crack whore look of fashion models of the 80's and 90's) - when it comes down to lasting examples of beauty, they're all strikingly similar; defined by an hourglass waist, chesty with hips, and even a similar pose with the legs, appearing to reduce the size of the thighs.

Well, yeah, but the big difference is that before 600 years ago women apparently didn't have arms.


Glad to see evolution caused women to grow arms for child rearing and fixing sammiches.
2013-04-02 10:21:24 PM  
1 votes:

MrSteve007: While there of course have been some adjustments to the standards of beauty in western culture, women like to think they've changed greatly . . . however, going by some of the most well known examples, they really haven't:

Greek era ~2,500 years ago: Aphrodite
[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x600]

Roman era ~2,000 years ago: Venus (de Milo)
[statues.com image 320x480]

Renaissance era, 600 years ago:
[tomreeder.files.wordpress.com image 850x539]

Victorian era, 150 years ago: Semi-NSFW

Mid-century (60 years ago): Marilyn Monroe
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x718]

Modern: Kate Upton
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x720]

While there were of course some differences in some short periods of time or in specific industries (like say the crack whore look of fashion models of the 80's and 90's) - when it comes down to lasting examples of beauty, they're all strikingly similar; defined by an hourglass waist, chesty with hips, and even a similar pose with the legs, appearing to reduce the size of the thighs.


Yes, body size/weight is the thing that goes in and out of fashion, not body shape.

Most great beauty icons have the same waist to hip ratio, regardless of whether they're 100 lbs or 170 lbs. Why do so many people fail at understanding body proportions?  I've read that most studies on this kinda thing show WHR is a more important factor than body weight, breast size, etc. when evaluating physical attractiveness. It's SCIENCE!!!

As for the article, wow, that was really dumb.
2013-04-02 10:04:03 PM  
1 votes:
Remember the phrase 'pinch an inch' as in, you were considered fat if you could pinch over an inch of belly fat? Yeah, not many American's would pass that test today.
2013-04-02 10:00:12 PM  
1 votes:
Its almost as if people liked different things 500 years ago.
2013-04-02 09:47:22 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like somebody finally arrived in the 1990s and got a copy of Kai's Power Goo.

I'm not quite sure where they got the idea that today's standard of beauty involves teenage boy physics where waist and hip measurements are identical, coupled to facial features an anime character would be proud of, though.
2013-04-02 09:38:06 PM  
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: WTF? No 'American Gothic'? No 'Whistler's Mother'? pffft.

/ i likes big old wimmen


FTFY

NTTAWWT
2013-04-02 09:34:40 PM  
1 votes:

Veritas: Yeah. They've all just been badly shopped to look weirdly skinny. Simplistic social comment, ill-conceived execution, sharp knees, way below my standards.


Hey, that is not all he did. He gave one of them big lips as well.
2013-04-02 09:30:50 PM  
1 votes:
While in maybe one or two cases the women are a little on the overweight size (and only then... a little) the after is a bit far.

I like skinny women (who doesn't like members of the opposite sex skinny and/or fit?)... but in a couple cases they made them pretty sickly thin.

There's a difference between thin-sexy and railthin runway model.
2013-04-02 09:21:52 PM  
1 votes:
Lol at jesus up there.

Most of those were terrible, like an angry femecists idea of what she thinks our ideal looks like. Only a few were beauty type works to begin with. Plus a few were rubenesque paintings cherry picking a time in history when people liked chubby chicks or at least painted them.

Omg so much pressure for women (and men now) to be skinny. Average fatness steadily incresing at same time.

/don't like skinny chicks
2013-04-02 09:02:34 PM  
1 votes:

Veritas: Yeah. They've all just been badly shopped to look weirdly skinny. Simplistic social comment, ill-conceived execution, sharp knees, way below my standards.


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2013-04-02 09:00:50 PM  
1 votes:
Conceptual art fails without orange tans and duckface.
2013-04-02 08:59:04 PM  
1 votes:
What about the bigger bresses?
2013-04-02 08:59:03 PM  
1 votes:
Stupid image limit- The one with the redhead and the faceful of lipstick
2013-04-02 08:57:38 PM  
1 votes:
bag of antlers - most of them.
 
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