Where would Venus de Milo shop?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
On my blog yesterday I asked “Is that a curve or a muffin top?”
I love Sparkers, especially reading blogs and comments.
AugustDragon’s comment got me thinking about measurements of women in centuries past, specifically Renaissance times.
Great technology’s ghost! There are actually websites about this!
For example: (Caution: This is classical art – think nudity)
While the women in these paintings would never be found on the cover of Shape Magazine, neither would they be in a Lane Bryant advertisement. Although some SP toning videos would be beneficial, in our increasingly super-sized society, these gals wouldn’t even stand out.
However, you can’t get measurements from a painting, so I went back further in history to the Venus de Milo sculpture.
She measures 34 - 31.5 - 40.2. Yes, that information is online too! That would make her a size 4-6 in tops and 10-12 in pants (depending on the manufacturer).
She’s also 5’4” tall. (no weight of course – she’s marble after all).
What is noticeable is the pervasive “pear shape” of all the artists’ visions of women.
It took 20th century creativity to invent implants.