September 21st, 2017

cmsa; in most every beginning art history class the venus of willendorf shows up. She's often used to demonstrate how one may learn what is important to a culture by noticing the striking exaggerations or the things that are missing from the piece. Exaggerated breasts and belly show the reverence for fertility and reverance for the woman's role. The extra fat present demonstrates the joys of plenty and desire for same. Compare to the evil hackers' click bait that drove me off facebook for awhile...(yeah i painted it) . Very similar image and yet, what does it say is important to our culture and how we view women within it? *sigh*. I think we're in trouble. yeah, i knew this before, but the hacker makes it personal..