An Exhibition of Older Women in Oils

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:04
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Aleah Chapin is a young artist who paints the female nude - older female nudes.  Her exhibition "The Aunties Project" at the Flowers Gallery in London has everyone a buzz about body image, aging, and beauty. 

In her own words,

“So I decided to go back to basics and explore my history and the people I grew up with - all these wacky and amazing women. The female body is an incredible thing to paint.

Most women have issues and I’m not immune to that. We’re told that our bodies are supposed to be a certain height, certain size, certain weight. But the pictures we see are completely unrealistic; they’re very Photoshopped.

We all know it when we look at them in magazines and yet, we still compare ourselves. That’s why we need images that show all sorts of bodies – so we can accept every size and shape.”

Brilliant

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:33

Congratulations to Aleah Chapin on her work and mission. Our society has such amazingly superficial values. It's no wonder that so many of us believe that we're flawed and unacceptable. Totally untrue, but advertising and the beauty and slimming industries have fortunes to gain by trying their best to make everyone feel awful about how they look. It's important to combat their lies in every way we can and celebrate the diversity of real beauty.

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