“Wrong Century” by Tomas Kucerovsky
the look of wistfulness on her face just punches me straight in the heart
this is literally my favorite piece that ever comes up on tumblr and if you want me to change my mind well then goOD LUCK WITH THAT
I spent my teenage years in Tampa, and one of my favorite museums is the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, which was about an hour’s drive away. The Ringling Museum has an acclaimed collection of Rubens paintings. Rubens’ art is of course where the word Rubenesque (meaning plump and sensuous) is derived from.
And let me tell you, there’s nothing more bittersweet than walking into a gallery and seeing this huge motherfucking painting, like 8 feet tall, with these women, plump and fat and round and beautiful, painted in glorious color. Their bodies weren’t hidden away behind loose clothing, there was no shame in their size or shape. It took my breath away.
For five minutes, probably for the first time in my life, I felt beautiful.