When reading the novel 1984 by British author George Orwell on my way home from school today, I stumbled upon a part where the beauty of a middle aged woman, weary from work, is described.
“It had never before occured to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blown up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, the hardened, roughened by work till it was coarse in the grain like an over-ripe turnip, could be beautiful. But it was so, and after all, he thought, why not? The solid, contourless body, like a block of granite, and the rasping red skin, bore the same relation to the body of a girl as the rose-hip to the rose. Why should the fruit be held inferior to the flower?
'She's beautiful,' he murmured.
'She's a metre across the hips, easily', said Julia.
That is her style of beauty,' said Winston.”
Indeed beauty is often overseen, which this text reminded me of. It also made me think of the above seen illustration I did the other week, of a well-shaped person, posing steadily on two big feet, secure of his or her style of beauty.
Have a great friday evening!!
My name's Linus Leonardsson and I'm a fashion and arts student living in Stockholm. Additionally, I'm the new blogger around, and so I think a short introduction would be appropriate. To start with, I feel lucky getting to study the two subjects which I'm most passionate about in the whole wide world, but apart from my great interest in observing and creating art and fashion I have a vast interest in music, film, litterature and politics, as well as travelling.
On this blog I'll convey my views of the world as I know it, sharing inspiration, works and opinions of cultural matters. Having said this, I guess there's no need for further explanations, but that it's a better idea to show over time. So long!