The ideal female form captivates man’s imagination in the same manner as architecture, where aesthetic value is a function of proportion and symmetry. The only difference is that one is shaped by man’s hand whereas the other by his imagination.
Here are some sculptures of women from India and from the Greco-Roman world.
One can immediately glimpse the contrast without being an art major; the Greek sculptures possess a more detailed knowledge of human anatomy and are models of representation; their Indian counterparts, however, are used as decoration (in keeping with India’s introverted culture) often adorning temple and cave walls. A closer inspection reveals that the Indian sculptures are more voluptuous, possessing fuller breasts and ample hips compared to their Greco-Roman counterparts. If the old Western ideals of physical beauty precluded voluptuousness, why then is society obsessed with big breasts today?
I hadn’t thought about this until I stumbled across a blog called “seductive Jewess”. The blog is now offline but the author maintained a large database of softcore, mainstream, and pornographic actresses; all Jewish and all large chested. He believed (from what I could infer) that the preponderance of large chested Ashkanazi Jewish women in porn (hard and soft) had over the decades imperceptibly altered society’s tastes; taking us from this:
The rise of the fitness model
The fitness model look is very recent, which is obvious when compared to the soft and feminine bodies of models from the 70s and 80s. I do know from personal experience that Asian women find the hard bodied muscled look on women to be rather hideous.
The majority of female fitness models these days have undergone breast augmentation surgery. This isn’t entirely surprising given their extremely low levels of body fat. However, I can’t help but notice that these female fitness models are as toned and shaped as fit men in the 60s and 70s. You can see it in their shoulders, arms, and long torsos. If you ignore their faces, they look like men with breasts. Some have pointed out that the preponderance of homosexuals in the fashion industry has led to gays projecting their ideal of beauty (lean, muscular men) into the female models they work with.
In conclusion I wish to say that the purpose of this post is to leave you with some food for thought. Is beauty in the West being subverted or is my post completely off track? Subversion or evolution? Your thoughts are welcome as always.