fat ladies in art and photography pre-1950
icibrennus:

Marie-Joséphine de Savoie, Comtesse de Provence, wife of king Louis XVIII by Marie-Eléonore Godefroid.

icibrennus:

Marie-Joséphine de Savoie, Comtesse de Provence, wife of king Louis XVIII by Marie-Eléonore Godefroid.

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cidre-de-glace:

Portrait de femme au perroquet et à la couronne de coquelicot, attribué à Antoine Vestier (1740-1824)

cidre-de-glace:

Portrait de femme au perroquet et à la couronne de coquelicot, attribué à Antoine Vestier (1740-1824)

(Source: aguttes.com)

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saint Mary Magdalen, 1630

Simon Vouet

saint Mary Magdalen, 1630

Simon Vouet

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10 months ago

jacquemander:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

fatoutloud:

I always find it kind of funny when weight bigots like to claim that fat people are a “new” thing and deny that people naturally come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and have throughout all of human history (Venus of Willendorf, the first known depiction of a fat person, is estimated to have been carved over 20,000 years ago). 

Many classic and historical paintings also depict fat people. 

Fat people have existed in all periods throughout history.

Just a fun fact for the people who like to claim that fat people didn’t exist a 100 years ago, or 300 years ago, or 1,000 years ago. They did. And they always will. And maybe weight bigots should just get over it already.

actually almost all classical paintings depicted people that by todays standards would be overweight to obese using the same scales a doctor would. It’s not easy to find famous painting from before 1860’s that feature models under 160 pounds.

We are here, we’ve always been here, and we deserve love and affection and respect regardless of your opinion on our health and shape.

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alexroskin asked: I just love this Tumblr! Where do you go to for materials?


Answer:

all over! museum catalogs, sites like www.shorpy.com , tintype collections, and personal research (i personally adore reading about the lives  of Victorian circus fat ladies).

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11 months ago
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fuck yeah historical fat ladies
fat ladies in art and photography pre-1950
icibrennus:

Marie-Joséphine de Savoie, Comtesse de Provence, wife of king Louis XVIII by Marie-Eléonore Godefroid.

icibrennus:

Marie-Joséphine de Savoie, Comtesse de Provence, wife of king Louis XVIII by Marie-Eléonore Godefroid.

(via beckpoppins)

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26
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1 week ago
cidre-de-glace:

Portrait de femme au perroquet et à la couronne de coquelicot, attribué à Antoine Vestier (1740-1824)

cidre-de-glace:

Portrait de femme au perroquet et à la couronne de coquelicot, attribué à Antoine Vestier (1740-1824)

(Source: aguttes.com)

Notes
4
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1 month ago
saint Mary Magdalen, 1630

Simon Vouet

saint Mary Magdalen, 1630

Simon Vouet

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5
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10 months ago

jacquemander:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

fatoutloud:

I always find it kind of funny when weight bigots like to claim that fat people are a “new” thing and deny that people naturally come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and have throughout all of human history (Venus of Willendorf, the first known depiction of a fat person, is estimated to have been carved over 20,000 years ago). 

Many classic and historical paintings also depict fat people. 

Fat people have existed in all periods throughout history.

Just a fun fact for the people who like to claim that fat people didn’t exist a 100 years ago, or 300 years ago, or 1,000 years ago. They did. And they always will. And maybe weight bigots should just get over it already.

actually almost all classical paintings depicted people that by todays standards would be overweight to obese using the same scales a doctor would. It’s not easy to find famous painting from before 1860’s that feature models under 160 pounds.

We are here, we’ve always been here, and we deserve love and affection and respect regardless of your opinion on our health and shape.

(via joleneparton)

Notes
5929
Posted
10 months ago
alexroskin asked: I just love this Tumblr! Where do you go to for materials?


Answer:

all over! museum catalogs, sites like www.shorpy.com , tintype collections, and personal research (i personally adore reading about the lives  of Victorian circus fat ladies).

Notes
3
Posted
11 months ago
TotallyLayouts has Tumblr Themes, Twitter Backgrounds, Facebook Covers, Tumblr Music Player and Tumblr Follower Counter