'Madam Naomi' 1890
saint Mary Magdalen, 1630
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.