Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
This cheered me up aww
Before and After: Why Weight-loss Commercials are Dangerous and How Fat Acceptance Saved My Life
Well before the ball dropped in New York City to mark the beginning of 2013, diet and…
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My semester is finished in a couple weeks which means I’ll have more free time to work on my art, and I’m curious if any of you would be interested in body positive art?
Pieces would range in price depending on size, and time spent to create and materials used, but I can be messaged directly for information about that depending on the commission.
You can see examples of my art at : aloverstale.tumblr.com/tagged/katiesart
But let me know because I’d love to create pieces that inspire others!
I hope you’re all doing well on your journeys to love yourselves! Good luck, and keep fighting!
Today i was really into drawing,.
and i didn’t know what to draw, i follow a lot of positive body blogs like this, and i thought why not.
Blogs like this have gotten me threw a lot, and made me more positive and im thankful for that.
so here’s some cute chubby girls,I’ve drawn.
everyone’s body is beautiful
And i wish that everyone could accept that.
I’ve had trouble loving my body and blogs like this really have helped me, knowing im not alone.
so thank you.
- Chevelle <3
Celebrating the pear-shaped body.
Probably going to make a series of this. :)
Aw babe this is so lovely!
Modpod creative agency’s campaign about mental illness, sponsored by Positive Posters. This is ace and so true and mental illness can ruin so much and we need to start talking and doing and being there for people because the hurt it can cause is life ruining/changing but we can rebuild…
Also did I mention I think this is some real beautiful art guys! Loving it.
“What began as an artistic curiosity for Deborah Willis turned into a sociological discussion a decade later.
Willis is the curator of “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” an exhibit opening today at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.
“I’d been interested in looking at the history of beauty in African-American culture and how it has been basically ignored as a conversation in art,” Willis said from her office at New York University, where she is the chair of and a professor in the photography and imaging department.
“I decided to look at beauty from the aspect of empowering and segregation. During the civil rights movement, there was evidence of people trying to debase black people based on difference,” she continued. “So I wanted to look at beauty in a different way, look how both black and white photographers photographed the black community.”
Willis combed through the photos in the archives of museums throughout the country, including the University of Iowa.
“When I conducted the research, I was amazed at the array of images that were there but had never circulated in a collection,” she said.
She found photographs dating to the 1890s, such as a portrait called “Desert Queen” and a beauty pageant for black women.
“Not objectifying women in terms of objects, but finding a sense of self-worth in a 30-year period after slavery,” Willis said. “People were not looking at them as desirable.”
The traveling exhibit, which continues through Nov. 4, has been touring the country for four years and spawned a book of the same title.
Willis, who will appear at the Figge to discuss the exhibit Sept. 27, said that “idealized beauty” has always been viewed “through the lens of the white woman.”
“That’s the negotiating that causes the basic trouble of how they look at the body,” she said.
The response to the exhibit, she said, has been beyond what she imagined.
“I was thrilled about it, but people were amazed. They were shocked,” she said. “Some people, in terms of blacks, said, ‘I didn’t know we looked like that.’
“It was heartbreaking to hear that.” “
In zir own words:
“Inspired by the idea of what makes people male or female, and how they are perceived as such from the perspective of a third-party viewer, in this project aims to distinguish the sometimes faint line between genders.
Using only cisgender models, a secondary goal was to put them slightly out of their comfort zone, and temporarily live (if just for a few hours) as the opposite sex, with varying reactions.”
Check out Mars’ writeup in the Huffington Post.
I’ve got a body
And you have one too
But please dear person
DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO
I can be thin
Loving flab is fine
My piercings are expressions
I HAVE A BODY AND IT’S ALL MINE
This body may have hair
Or be bald and hair free
It’s simply not your concern
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ME
You may have a fancy badge
Or perhaps a big long degree
That doesn’t give you the right
TO POLICE ARREST OR JUDGE ME
You love your body,
And I’ll do the same
For all bodies are beautiful
AND MINE IS FOR ME ALONE TO CLAIM
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