Views on Beauty

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…)

Firenze Con Gabrielle


Photo by Gabrielle, “Through The Lens Photography”

After breakfast, we rode the Circumvesuviana to Napoli and our high speed Fracciarossa to Firenze. Its new leather smell, speeds of 185 mph, and smooth ride are a testament to what the United States’ rail system SHOULD be. The fields are green, trees are beginning to bloom, and there is snow on the Apennines to the east of us.  (more…)