okuulele replied to your post: Seriously though is it wrong to like looking at…
No it isn’t, since Renascence and much before artists have done that.
Oh man, you’re wanting me to start another one of my famous rants…
Real talk here. When you look at, pretty much any media, I’ll just use Super Hero comics for example. When you look at the body types they have in those and compare it to Renascence era art and Greco-Roman statues, pretty much anything we consider to be “ART” the body types portrayed for males and females don’t vary much from what we see today. Men are muscular, powerful, women are thin, etc. These body types are, and have been considered for centuries to be the “idealized forms”
I hate when people talk about current media, games, comics, etc. current works of art that have these same body types and how offended they are at them. It has nothing to do with inequality, sexism, or, my personal favorite “male power fantasy” It has to do with these idealized forms being an aesthetic trait that’s been part of art and media for longer than modern society has been around.
No, it’s not saying every man has, or wants to look like Superman, or that every woman has to be directly compared to Catwoman. And yes, there are many other body types out there that are just as attractive, but when you look at games, movies, etc with a muscular male and a thin, big boobed female they aren’t doing it as a “power fantasy” or deliberate sexism. It’s done because these are the same “idealized forms” that have been present in art work since the beginning of recorded history.
There’s nothing new or controversial about these concepts.