Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has taken some great (and, to be honest, not so great) paintings of nudes from the past and reimagined what they would look like if their bodies conformed to what the 21st-century thinks of as an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing – and quite shocking in what they say about our modern attitudes to women\’s bodies
Strangely, he\’s managed to get a part of it wrong. Agreed, bellies, hips and thighs seem to be out of style at present. But breasts are very much in such.
And this is not just a change in fashion either. There has actually been a marked change in the general size of play puppies over the past century or so. Every year or two there\’s another piece on how the average woman has moved from a B cup to a C or some such.
And no, this isn\’t just about the increase in muffin tops either, a general embiggenning of the actual female form as opposed to the fashionable one. Nor is it about implants. Some (quite probably nutritional) factor has caused a change in the ratio between breast size and the size of the rest of the average woman.
What he\’s done in the pictures is slim the stomach, hips and thighs…..but not enlargened the breasts. Which is a little odd, to note one change and not the other.