that hair ;a;


I have no excuses I just wanted to draw Diana lifting up Steve and kissing him.

Modern AU Companion | WW tag





anonymous asked:

this might sound like a weird question, but i am being completely sincere when i ask: how come in these paintings nobody has pubes?

This is totally a valid question and one many scholars have! 

Our obsession with body hair (and removing it) goes back way before waxing. There are several sixteenth century texts with recipes for mixtures that would remove hair, including pubic hair. Think of it as early modern Nair or the like. One such concoction even included arsenic- yikes. Another text stated good wives should remove their body hair for their husband. Here is a link to an article in Smithsonian magazine about hair removal. 

In renaissance art, nudes were often idealized depictions of the human body. This imagery goes back to antiquity. Greek and Roman statues featured hairless women which Renaissance artists later emulated (men’s statues sometimes had pubic hair carved into the body). Not only are women missing pubic hair in early modern art but leg and arm hair is conspicuously absent. Many artists used models, but they still created an often unrealistic version of nudity for women and men. If this is something you find interesting here is another ask about beauty standards from a while back.