Sunday, November 01, 2009

Illustration Friday - Skinny



Mucha's woman were not skinny...they were what we now call plump in many instances - greek sculptors, DaVinci, on up to Rueben, Klimt, and Manet and so forth...all were inspired by plump models...when did it change? why did it change? Men's ideal bodies have pretty much stayed the same over time...You can look at male movie stars' and at male models' bodies and most resemble Michaelangelo's the David (which Michaelangelo modeled after the perfect male form in his mind - which i must confess is hard to argue with - but why do i think that???)...how do we figure out what is attractive and what is not? these things fascinate me...and i don't know why.

Anyway, this girl is not skinny. But i think she's beautiful in her way.

12 comments:

glorv1 said...

EVERYTHING you paint Adrienne, is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

Indigene said...

Yes, she is quite lovely! Those old master painters had the right idea! Could we feed the models! :)

Annette Q said...

Beautiful she is! Like all the other ladies you paint :-)

jazzlamb said...

Loverrly, just like all the other work:)

Carolynn said...

Hi Adrienne... another beautiful girl... MUCHO skinnier than me!

~~carolynn

roberta baird said...

She's perfect!

Valerie Lorimer said...

She's absolutely beautiful! Loved what you wrote also.

Coreopsis said...

The answer is so obviously "the media", but then one could ask why that has changed as well. Back in those artists' day, "plump" was healthy, well-fed, something not everyone was fortunate enough to be....I guess I'm going to have to think about this....

Lovely painting (as always)!

josh pincus is crying said...

AWESOME! great work!

The Green Stone Woman said...

She's still beautifully skinny. Try to do it really Ruebenesque the next time. I would love it so.

blissful chick said...

she's gorgeous, i think my fave!

Sal said...

omg I had quite forgotten how talented you are. Simply divine, girly.