May 022012

Assumed to be Lucrezia Borgia.

Veneto's portrait celebrates small breasts.

Next time you get thoroughly sick of not seeing any bodies that look remotely like yours in fashion magazines or on television, look to fine art for a reality check. I know next to nothing about the visual arts, but to me this image looks more real than any photograph I’ve ever seen on the cover of a women’s magazine.

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  4 Responses to “Small Breasts in Fine Art”

  1. You should check out the work of Lucas Cranach the Elder. His Venuses (and other goddesses taken from Greek myth) are all small-chested and waife-like; a desirable body time in Germany and the Flemish countries at the time of the Early renaissance.

  2. I was scrolling past this picture on the blog with my 2 year old right next to me and I hear her say, “*gasp* She’s so beautiful!” I love my kid. :’)

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