maids & matrons

Brave women with stereotypically feminine virtues, kind and patient and loving, and the older, gruff and world-weary anti-heroes who fall for them.

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illumanu:

late 15th century (1493) Germany
female nude by Albrecht Dürer
Bayonne, Musée Bonnat

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer_-_Female_Nude_-_WGA07033.jpg
I love these period nudes. They kind of triggered my reconsideration of my ideal of female beauty and helped me shed some of the preconceptions that I found rooted deeply in me (as in any other person living in the 21st century) - that a woman should aspire to have a flat belly, for example. You can see that these period nudes were idealized too, but I find the ideal that they represent to be a healthier and a more natural one (at least for most women).

illumanu:

late 15th century (1493) Germany

female nude by Albrecht Dürer

Bayonne, Musée Bonnat


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer_-_Female_Nude_-_WGA07033.jpg

I love these period nudes. They kind of triggered my reconsideration of my ideal of female beauty and helped me shed some of the preconceptions that I found rooted deeply in me (as in any other person living in the 21st century) - that a woman should aspire to have a flat belly, for example. You can see that these period nudes were idealized too, but I find the ideal that they represent to be a healthier and a more natural one (at least for most women).

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