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As I walked around the museum I quickly rushed through the fourth and third floors Ancient sculptures pottery clothing and any kind of furniture never really catch my attention the way paintings do As many times as I have been to the Dallas Museum of Art I have always taken my time looking at the painting I have taken a liking to the Renaissance art and early European art Recently I have observed something within those paintings Artist from those times depicted women not as skinny women but as heavy set women The paintings I came across at the museum depicted the heavy women in the most beautiful way Their skin looked soft and the weightiness of the women was made them seem like the goddess of the painting Women were seen as life-givers the keepers of their homes and good wives I remember from art appreciation class that we had talked about why most women were painted as fat Women were thought to be beautiful if they were on the heavy side rather than on the skinny side The reason behind this thought was because it was thought that heavy women showed fertility and wealth The wideness of a womens abdominal area including the hips showed that they were fertile and able to give birth easily Also the heaviness of a women showed that she came from a wealthy family because the family had an abundance of food I would have liked to have lived during this era I would have been thought as beautiful unlike now days Today what was thought to be beautiful back then is now thought as ugly Women arent thought as house wives anymore who stayed home to cook clean and take care of the children Now women are independent and are in the world for everyone to criticize especially physically Girth is thought as a disease people get from overeating or eating unhealthily People are ridiculed and
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