Ivorian Painter Celebrates Big, Beautiful African Women

There are still a few men in the world that think "big" is beautiful and Ivorian painter Augustin Kassi is one of them.

An exhibition celebrating full-figured African women opened in the Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan. Augustin told BBC News:

"I wanted to fight the corner of so-called 'big' women who in their day were disliked and even imprisoned by the attitude they weren't beautiful." 

Kassi's work is not only beautiful but has been noticeably recognizable among his peers as well as around the world. He is receiving rave reviews for his courage to show that 'big' women can be beautiful in the art sense as well and has built a reputation as one of the country's leading Ivorian contemporary artists.

“I took the stand to say: ‘No, you’re beautiful – that’s how God has created you. Take care with what you eat, do a little sport, and we love you.' I love them,” Kassi told the BBC.

Check out some of the beautiful paintings below:

To view the full gallery, click HERE.

Views: 202

Tags: Art, Plus-size, painter, women

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

12/26/14 DAILY BLOG PROMPT

A SPECIAL GREETING FROM FRAN DRESCHER

MOM BLOGGERS FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Mom Bloggers for Social Good is a global coalition of 2000+ mom bloggers who currently span over twenty countries and who care about spreading the good news about the amazing work non-profit organizations and NGOs are doing around the world.  Want to make a difference? Please join us!

Toxic Free Blog - by Brittany Glynn


Brittany is a director of the Toxic Free Foundation and created the first ever Toxic Free Certification Program.  Weekly, Brittany publishes the Toxic Free Blog and provides coaching to over 10,000 families in the United States alone.  She is the author of a Toxic Free educational series and co-author of several Toxic Free learning programs. Brittany is also an award winning author. 

© 2014   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service