Word of the Day – Zaftig

zaf·tig

<a href=”http://dictionary.reference.com/audio.html/lunaWAV/Z00/Z0002200″ target=”_blank”><img src=”http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/g/d/speaker.gif” border=”0″ alt=”zaftig pronunciation” /></a&gt/ˈzɑftɪk, -tɪg/ Show [zahf-tik, -tig] 

–adjective Slang .
1. (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.
2. full-bodied; well-proportioned. 

zaftig

“alluringly plump, curvaceous, buxom,” 1937

Curvaceousness in art reached its pinnacle with the exuberance of Baroque artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Titian, best known of the Venetian school. 

Venus, Rubens

Flora, Titian

And yet, in the space of fifty years we have gone from this being the ideal of beauty:

To this:

Bring back the zaftig girl, say I! 

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