these depictions are what inspired me to blog about the beauty standard thing in the first place. i don’t know how that post became so personal, but i suppose it’s fitting after my long absence that i should lead off with a bit more of myself. anyhow, i wonder what the subjects of these renderings and/or the artists who created the images would have made of this ‘epitome of beauty’ stuff.
Head of a Mulatto Woman by Joanna Mary Boyce
Portrait of a Mulatto Girl – 1935 by Aaron Douglas
Mulatto with Bowler Hat by Jules Pascin
Study of the Head of a Young Mulatto Woman, Full Face – by Anthony Frederick Sandys
The Quadroon-1880 by George Fuller