The standards of beauty are pretty much plastic these days.
Since the beginning of time, the standards of beauty have been very insane. What happened to being beautiful regardless of beauty standards? It got doomed amidst the unbearable fate of believing that we are forever ugly if we can’t fit into a size two dress. Society’s standards are unrealistic. It’s always been a bit drastic and dramatised. Mainstream media has painted a silly picture of beauty in our minds, pressurising us to follow these standards.
However, Brazilian artist Eduardo Santos broke stereotypes and set out to empower chubby girls with his art. “I’ve always liked chubby girls and also suffered from the prejudice they felt. I ended up discovering art as a way to show the world that a fat woman is a normal woman, just as beautiful as all the others.” Praising the curvy silhouette, he’s spreading a message of body positivity.
Check out some of his illustrations below:
As pretty as a picture!
A beautiful young woman!
Easy on the eyes!
Beauty worth a thousand words!
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