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, 36, 271-286

Obesity in Art: A Brief Overview

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Obesity in Art: A Brief Overview

Rosalind Woodhouse. Front Horm Res.

Abstract

This brief overview of obesity in art will look at how fatness has been depicted in Western art and its antecedents from classical times to the present day; what, if anything, this can tell us about how prevalent obesity was in previous centuries, and how the meanings attached to being fat may have altered over the years.

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