I came across an interesting video on youtube that is attracting a lot of attention:
The modern day beauty needs to have the following stereotypes: slim, smooth skin, juicy lips, long silky hair, small nose, small chin, (as mentionned by Jane Ein her post Irvin Penn and Female Beauty), and busty round boobs, round booty (in Mauritius: be white). If a girl doesn’t have that, makeup, photoshop and plastic surgery will help.
Yet, going back to the paintings to the renaissance, paintings depicted women otherwise as shown below in the famous painting by Botticelli – The Birth of Venus
So when did this change in stereortypes occur? That should lead to an interesting discussion…