Now, as a lingerie blogger, I just can't help but look at things from the perspective of boobs and body image. While I was there I took about a million pictures (it's allowed as long as you don't use your flash). Unfortunately, my laptop recently crashed and all the pictures were lost. :( So I've done my best to find my favorites on the Lourvre's website and share them here with you. If I found the pictures on a different website they are cited below.
Lessons I learned from the Louvre:
- Never forget your sports bra when going out to battle. I mean seriously, that looks so incredibly painful! She really needs to get in touch with Freya Active...
|Liberty Leading the People, Author: Malika Bouabdellah Dorbani|
|Diana, Author: Montalbetti Valérie|
- There are a million different types of "ideal body images"
|Pear Shape: Une Odalisque, Author: De Vergnette François|
|Straight Shape: Bather, known as Valpincon Bather, Author: De Vergnette François|
|Long Torso: Fountain of Diana, Author: Montalbetti Valérie|
|A Curvy Pear: Bathsheba at Her Bath, Author: Adeline Collange|
|A little bit of Everything: Three Graces, Author: Michèle Perny|
|Small Bust: Medal, Author: Baratte Sophie|
- One thing that surprised me was how much cleavage was on display! Unfortunately, the best cleavage pictures were lost in my laptop crash but I was at least able to find this:
|Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels with a Velvet Beret, Author: Collange Adeline|
- And for those who have a problem with breastfeeding in public? Well, get over it!
|Charity, Author: Philippe Costamagna|
|Isis Nursing Horus, Author: Chloe|
|Madonna with the Green Cushion, Author: Cécile Scailliérez|
- Also, finding well-fitting clothes is apparently not a new problem! I actually found some major quadraboob on display in at least two paintings (unfortunately, both lost with may laptop data). However, I did manage to find this painting of a lady in desperate need of a chat with her seamstress:
|Women with the Pearl, Author: Pomarède, Vincent|