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Quick Hit: Shapely Women

February 2, 2010

Joelynn’s recent post reminded me of a site I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while now: Shapely Women. Shapely Women seeks to show “positive portrayals of more than a very narrow range of beauty” in the form of artistic representations of women of all sizes. Here are a few of my favorites:

There Comes Papa
There Comes Papa

Water Nymph
Water Nymph

and of course, the Venus of Willendorf
Venus

The major problem I have with Shapely Women is the lack of women of color in their artwork, which is a shortcoming they readily admit and claim to be trying to remedy. But in general it’s a fun site that’s trying to promote a wider definition of beauty. Go check it out!

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  1. almelle permalink
    May 10, 2011 8:37 PM

    Hi there,

    It’s been a while since you posted but I just saw this post about my shapely women blog — thanks! I continue to look for positive artwork depicting curvy women of color, so if anyone reads this note, feel free to send suggestions to shapelywomen at gmail!

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