Probably, says a new PBS documentary called How Art Made The World, a series of art history exposes that chronicle how the human impulse to create has come to define the visual landscape we now inhabit.
The shows host, Dr. Nigel Spivey, says that by todays standards, its revealing how someone considered the penultimate sex symbol of her day like Monroe would just 50 years later be considered too plump for, say, Victorias Secret ads.
In Spiveys words, Its complicated, but some of artifacts weve found... that were considered the pinups of their day, would be considered clinically obese today.
How Art Made The Worlds premiere episode is called More Human Than Human, and is one of five that will air on PBS starting June 26.
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