This last one is my favorite - I love the way the women are cavorting around and look to be having so much fun! It's great!
The model who posed for me for this painting has a similar sense of joy and revelry in who she is. I call this piece, The Bliss of it All! I love her self acceptance and pleasure in her body.
This second piece of the same model is called Beauty with a Veil II. It's a companion piece to the one next to it, Beauty with a Veil I. Each of the women is comfortable in her own body, exactly the way it is.
2000, Frank A Gordas, top models
I found this online. I don't know anything about it or the photographer, unfortunately, but I like the image.
2000 The Grand Odilesque, sculpture, unknown artist
Another image I found online. I wish I knew who sculpted it. You can get a sense of the size of it if you notice the people back by her calf. They look very small compared to her!
Ditto on the premiere cover of London's Love Magazine. She has been an outspoken advocate for large women being body-positive and has been regularly photographed as an editorial model. (Link is to the article about her on Wikipedia.) I don't know Beth Ditto's music, but I get a kick out of this picture!
So it looks to me like heavier women are starting to be seen as more normal - perhaps even beautiful and powerful in their own right. I am so glad to see the shift. May it continue unabated until all women love their bodies no matter how they look!