Sunday, February 3, 2008

Ode to curves

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. ~Dawn French

12 comments:

Invincible Yang said...

Dawn French would have been a huge chunk in any era. She's wider than she is tall.

Technodoll said...

tsk. sheathe those claws, yang!

Jessica Maceda said...

Yowza!

Invincible Yang said...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Dawn_French_3.jpg

seriously :) Ruben would have needed wide aspect ratio canvas

Technodoll said...

I know who she is - durr. Still agree with what she said, though. The world would be a sad place if all the women were build like stick figures.

Invincible Yang said...

That's not the point in my view - she's trying to make out like her size would have been considered normal in Ruben's time (I won't even go into stylistic exaggeration). To me she is just as extreme as the size zero idiots - it's not healthy to be either. Yes, our culture promotes a ludicrously thin physique as "beauty"; yes, that promotion should be challenged; no, Dawn French shouldn't be the one to do it.

I didn't realise she was known over there :)

Technodoll said...

Well, I took her comment to be tongue-in-cheek... stylistic exaggeration for a comedy effect, ie "kate moss as a paintbrush". I laughed :-)

Anonymous said...

Here here to curves! And that flawless skin. Nice... Even though maybe the skin was airbrushed but who cares!

~* ♥ Fallen Angel ♥ *~ said...

That`s a yummy picture :) And the quote is fab as well, bringing justice to all of us curvy women out there :)

Technodoll said...

1218, of course it's photoshopped, unless she's been kept in a glass container all of her 17 years! LOL!

F.Angel: totally. Totaaaaalllyyyy. Woohoo!

Skryker said...

I have a friend who put the fashionable weight thing into an interesting perspective years ago:

At one time, being abundantly curvy was sexy and desirable (along with pale white skin) because it was a sign that you were well off and could afford to eat well and not do hard manual labour-ie, you were from money or class. In theory, it also meant you were healthy.

Now, the hyper-thin, gym taut body with a tan is the ideal-but what does it say? That you have money enough to eat well and lots of time on your hands to go to the gym and to tan.

Same kind of ideal, expressed differently in an changed society.

Interesting thought, no?

Prin said...

Crazy, Skryker. Sad, and crazy. I'm glad I'm poor. :D