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Beauty: Then & Now

An article posted earlier this week by Lauren Wade shows the ways in which the “ideal woman’s body” has changed drastically in recent decades.  Using historical works by Titian, Rubens, Gauguin and more she photoshops the full figured, voluptuous and healthy BMI’s into what today’s standards have become, just like the fashion magazines do.  Check out the full-body transformations…

 

 Titian, Danae With Eros, 1544

Dante Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque, 1814

Edgar Degas, La Toilette, 1884-86

Raphael, Three Graces, 1504-05

Paul Gauguin, Two Tahitian Women, 1899

Francisco Goya, Nude Maya, 1797-1800

Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486

Amedeo Modigliani, Nude Sitting on a Divan, 1917

About Alyssa T. Rehs

Alyssa Rehs is a fourth generation Art Dealer at her family owned art galleries, Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, New York. She received an Art History degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 as well as interned at Christie’s Auction House, New York City. Using her art historian degree, gallery experience, and a summer spent working at the auction house, she has a well rounded understanding of the art market. Alyssa appreciates the market from multiple standpoints; art lover, art buyer and art seller!

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