Russian Beauty by Makovsky

Take a look at those incredibly beautiful classic portraits of russian girls by Konstantin Makovsky, who painted his canvases in the 19th century. At the same time was released this photo album of russian beauty. Discussing those photos men agree that girls back then were ugly and fat, comparing to modern standards. What do you think? Maybe it’s embellishment that is available to the artist and impossible when shooting black-and-white through unbiased eye of the camera? Or is it because beauty is just a matter of stylish wardrobe, good makeup and well-chosen accessories, as modern girls would say?

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