By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography
Looking through an art gallery in Florence, Italy I realized that
1. The Italians love their nudity
2. The nude women were not skinny
This made me think about how our ideas of beauty have and have not changed in the past 500 years. The woman in the painting below is Venus. Venus is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world and she is obviously not a size zero. But I think that if you asked someone to paint Venus now based on society’s views she would look very different.
How our idea’s on beauty have changed: (more…)