Venus... the over-weight goddess of beauty

See a painting of the goddess Venus, Venus Anadyomene (literally 'Venus rising from the sea'), drawn by Titian here.

The interesting thing to note (for me, at least) is that the great goddess of beauty would be considered over-weight by our modern standards. :)

Comments

Kunwal said…
but in older times being skinny was considered to be of poor family and not very pretty. and even in our cultural circles we have experienced this changed beauty ideal. just look at the old indian movies from the 60s or so and see how the heroines looked like in those times.
beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. :)
Kurri Pataki said…
if she's overweight, i'm ginourmous