• Art and Women

    Art and Women

    I recently googled “Images for Women’s Bodies”. Was I surprised with what came up? Not exactly, but it was clear that women’s bodies through the ages as depicted in art and photography were not photo shopped, air brushed up or enhanced by the magic of technology. There were no wash board abs, Barbie bosoms and tiny waist and hips that make walking in those five inch Jimmy Choos nearly impossible and one can only guess the fall out that will come from that. Women portrayed in paintings, in sculpture and in stone freizes seemed to celebrate and value women of all shapes and sizes. As far back as 25,000 B.C. women had tummies that were visible and breasts (not perky) and they were delighted in as is reflected in the famous limestone sculpture “Venus of Villendorf”. In Botticelli’s “the Birth of Venus” women had large hips, rounded bellies and an average size breast. In Ancient Egypt women were often shown to be slim and small breasted. The point I’m trying to make is this, that every women’s body is unique and beautiful in its own way, so celebrate it and wear it with pride.