One of the core topics of this Web project has always been the contrast between the Classical beauty ideal of past centuries and the ugly aesthtic of modern times, and how this past/present dichotomy is reflected in the difference between the historic Western veneration of full-figured beauty and the modern resentment of voluptuous femininity.
Recently, a Czech artist named Tomas Kucerovsky sent us a sample of his one of graphic illustrations--a page titled "Wrong Century," originally created for an art magazine.
As you can see, the page perfectly encapsulates the theme of the Judgment of Paris:
In the page's narrative, a beautiful young woman is seen browsing an art gallery--the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
The theme of the page is clear, and the title of the piece confirms it: the girl visiting this museum was born in the wrong century, for in any other era her generously indulged beauty would have been worshipped and celebrated.
Interested readers can see more of Mr. Kucerovsky's work at his Web site (still under construction), linked below:
Re: ''Wrong Century''
"Wrong Century," the illustration that artist Tomas Kucerovsky kindly shared with The Judgment of Paris, has become something of an online sensation over the past few months, and as its fame has spread, many readers have asked if they could purchase prints of the panel.
Such an option has now become available.
"Wrong Century" can be obtained in four sizes, ranging from 8x10 inches to 22x27 inches, at the link provided below.
In addition to an art print, the site presenting the reproduction, Society 6, also offers a stretched-canvas version,
as well as a framed edition.
The source page, linked above, describes the quality of the material on which it is printed.
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