men_in_full: (de vos bacchus)
Thanks to Unapologetically Fat for the appreciative remarks in a recent post on men in fat acceptance. As I am not a man, I can't speak *for* fat men, but I can speak *about* them. Unapologetically Fat said:
[Men_in_full] is low-drama, high-impact. Their photographs, paintings, postcards, cartoons, statuary, etc. celebrate the physical beauty of large men in art and culture. The portrayals are almost exclusively positive; portraying large men as powerful, strong, beautiful, glad, and desirable. For those who've missed the last ten years or so, men are quickly arriving at pressure to obtain impossible physicalities right there along with women. These pictures may be more subversive than you think, and therefore more valuable.


"Low-drama, high-impact" is about the nicest thing one could say about this little gallery. And thanks so much to [livejournal.com profile] oakmouse for tipping me off; I've not had a lot of computer time recently and have fallen behind on Fatosphere blog reading, so I missed this. Now, on to the art...

Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) was an early German expressionist painter whose work appears far more "modern" than you would expect for the latter half of the 19th century. I'd heard of him, mainly because when you used to get off the elevator on the second floor of the St. Louis Art Museum, you would be greeted by the painting my children when small called "the boobie lady." I haven't been up to the second floor (which houses the "modern," i.e. 20th century art) recently, preferring the more distant past, so I'm not sure if Nana still greets visitors with such enthusiasm. Corinth did numerous self-portraits, one of which appears below, and which appeals to me with its soft, relaxed and casual air.



"Selbstportrait"



I'm always interested in representations of fat Bacchus, so with glee I present to you this one.




"Heimkehrende Bacchanten"
men_in_full: (de vos bacchus)


Some angels donated some paid LJ time for [livejournal.com profile] men_in_full. Now there will be no ads anywhere. I don't know if you were the red-winged angels like the ones from David Addison Small's wonderfully corporeal angelic artwork (like in the painting above), but thank you anyway. It was completely unexpected and I am very grateful.

Now I can upload a lot more big-guy icons. And polls! And voice posts! I feel the love; I hope you feel my appreciation back.
men_in_full: (daniel lambert)


A few of you have alerted me to weight-loss ads appearing on [livejournal.com profile] men_in_full, and I appreciate it, because I probably wouldn't have seen them otherwise.

Since I have a Livejournal "Basic Account" (i.e. a free one), Livejournal places advertisements on my LJ pages which are viewable by anyone not logged in to LJ. I don't like LJ ads, myself, but LJ does sustain itself by advertising. LJ supposedly lets you select which categories of ads you want displayed, so I picked innocuous things like "Pets," "Travel," etc. However, weight-loss ads have also been appearing on my pages. Apparently LJ reserves the right to tailor ads to the journal's content, regardless of my preferences.

As far as [livejournal.com profile] men_in_full goes, weight-loss ads are inappropriate based on what I write about, and offensive to many who read here. I've already complained to LJ about the ads, but they still appear. So what's to be done?

Readers might want to install a Mozilla Firefox add-on called Adblock Plus. This eliminates the ad from the page, as shown below. (Snarky red text and love hearts not included ...)




Adblock makes pretty much every embedded ad go away, and a lot of pop-ups beside. You can also turn it on and off, if for some reason you do want to see the ads on a given page. I can't imagine browsing without it anymore.

So if the fail-ads are interfering with your reading pleasure, this will hopefully end them.

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