Classic Paintings Get Hit With Today's Standard Of Beauty

May 22, 2014


This is a series of gifs of classic painting showing the original image, then a Photoshopped version with the ladies slimmed down to today's standard of beauty. Personally, I don't like today's standard of beauty. I'll take a plump, tasteful nude over the skinny versions any day. This reminds me -- one time in middle school my class took a field trip to the museum and I got separated from the rest of the group. You know where they found me? "In the tasteful nudes section?" What? No, that isn't even a real section. I was dry-humping a dinosaur model. It's like you don't even know me anymore.

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Thanks to lilco, who is also a huge fan of tasteful nudes. Heck yeah! I'll distract the security guard while you take a selfie pretending to lick that one's paintings tits.

  • agatha

    Mmmm they look quite boring like that. Thin art. I say nay

  • ManMan

    We get it. People don't want to go to the gym.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Nobody else thought of E. Buzz Miller's Art Classics, or am I just old?

  • Scouty

    The then and now.

  • Peggy Mulidore

    What I think is sad is none of these women are really "fat" to begin with! Maybe the photoshop was a little extreme, but I get the concept. I'm pretty sure this was the size of most women during that time. So sad that people have to show their immaturity by calling names and slinging insults, everyone has their flaws. You do know that men are attracted to big women, too, right? You can't be that shallow. I'm personally tired of people cutting down on size, skinny or big.

  • aldenscott

    Half of those women in the old paintings they chose don't even look particularly Rubenesque. They just look normal, even by today's standards. At worst, 10 pounds overweight. And then they trim some of them down so far that it looks like they've had bones removed. This comes off like somebody's desperate attempt to guilt-trip society for not being more into fat chicks.

  • jess

    funny that most of the guys that painted these didn't really have females to model off of since it wasn't allowed. Most of these are probably modeled from men.

  • MustacheHam

    I have to admit, the similar idea has crossed my mind a few times in the past....but merely as a joke. Just viewing this is indeed rather sad. :[

  • Acostatdraws

    This actually made me very sad

  • $18889437

    It's funny that people try to use imagery like this as an indictment of "today's standard of beauty" when the truth is, at the time most of these were painted, being a little more "plump" was seen as a symbol of status as only the wealthy could eat themselves bigger than the average woman. So in essence these are artificially stylistic representations of beauty and wealth as much as some of the photoshopped, artificially slim women in today's imagery.

  • ithinkmynameismoose

    That and they are grossly exaggerated as todays standards... toned not emaciated is appealing to people today.

  • Travis

    I would laugh pretty damn hard if it was revealed that the true models the artists used were skinny and emaciated (like 99% of the population was at the time) and these were not in fact rich, plump, sexy ladies but the artist "exaggerated features" to make them look more appealing (photoshopped?). Thin and svelt is todays standards of sexy, sorry but its true. Anyone with a bit of character finds that confidence is sexier than body type to a point. Whats not sexy AT ALL? Well, *yelling bitchily* "skinny isn't sexy! Your ideals of beauty are making me insecure. Also, I'm spineless and am totally empty of self confidence". Or something like that.

  • Joshua Karel

    Maybe it's more that they had normal people to use as a reference for their art not people that are lean, and hit the gym daily to maintain their image.

  • Guest

    no its the upper class fatty thing the other guy said

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  • roblimo

    In the song, "If I were a rich man" from Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye longs for his wife to have double chins like a proper rich man's wife.

  • zin

    Ten bucks says the photoshopper is a fat lady. Whatever, her perception of today's standards of beauty is a little extreme. Mass media may still hold on to those standards, but for real humans, the standard is somewhere between the two.
    My personal standard, though, is that a woman have features of animals/monsters. Like centaurs or lamias. I can thank The Little Mermaid for this.

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