Friday, December 25, 2009


The above video explores the European ideal of beauty in women over the past five-hundred years or so in the visual arts. Its all white, but then so was much of Europe prior to the 19th Century (with notable exceptions, of course). So, it wasn't just Ruben, lovin' the fatties--plus, notice the relatively small breasts compared to the Victoria secrets models. Plastic Surgery certainly changes what's possible, let alone what is "idea."


  1. FYI that diagram of the human body was not a statement about beauty or an ideal. It was used for the study of anatomy.

    It is dishonest like this that made me start the NEW fat acceptance movement.

  2. Uh, you didn't watch the video at all, obviously from your post.