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Chinese Sculptor Creates Super Realistic Sculptures of Obese Figures

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Fernando Botero’s paintings, where he uses obese people to create everyday scenes have left a legacy of uncalculated worth and many artists after him seem to have taken his example and made it theirs. Mu Boyan is a Chinese artist, whose series of obese sculptures have caught the eye of every art enthusiast around the globe. Being overweight in the East indicates health and prosperity and is not viewed as taboo. This is what Boyan has in mind and tries to present a fuller body image as equally attractive as a a slim figure. The forms he gives his sculptures are also quite comical and their extremely big size is also contributing to the humorous side of his work.

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Climbing a ladder.

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Just lying in bed.

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Trying to stand comfortably.

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Riding the waves.

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Body hanging.

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Old Chinese treatment.

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Exposed.

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We have to admit that this type of art is very satisfying to the eye and makes obese people look way more likable than society has decided they are. The naked truth always brings out the true value of a person and this is what Boyan’s work does.

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