Monday, July 23, 2007

Dimensions In The Female Form In Art

According to this pinup site (in German, translated via Google), these are the measurements of "the dream woman" in art and pinups over the years -- statistics calculated from painted pictures -- specifically works from 1890, 1930 and 1970.


I tried to do other searches to find out who did this, but found nothing; so it's not super credible. However, I don't see anything outrageously wrong. I think we all know that the ideal woman has gotten taller, yet weighs less. Note how the body mass is redistributed, including smaller knees and ankles (though admittedly, the gals in 1890 had very slim ankles for their weight & body shape).

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2 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

What are those little fairy-wing things about?

I'd like to compare this data with average height, weight and measurements at the same time points. Maybe as our average height increases, the female ideal gets taller too. Or maybe there's no correlation with real world bodies at all.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Silent-Porn-Star said...

Peter, I imagine the wings have to do with the 'angelic' or fantasy aspect of the femle form in art... But as I couldn't find where this originated, I'm just speculating.

I was hoping I'd find the credits somewhere online and be able to see if they had done any of the comparisons you mentioned... That would be most interesting. Does fantasy line up at all with reality? Certainly the high increase is valid; how much else is?

2:27 AM  

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