Friday, November 7, 2008

The Friday Evening Nudes

Janet Fish


Diego Velázquez.
Venus at Her Mirror
c. 1644-48



Charles Edward Boutibonne
Sirens
French
1816-1897


Boucher
Odalisk



“The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.”

Kenneth Tynan (English theatre Critic, 1927-1980)


10 comments:

  1. my buttocks sure are abstract!! don't know about them being art ;)

    see how I bring down the fine elegant tone of our Friday Night Nudes

    can't take me anywhere

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  2. hahhhahaha...well, this post here is only a small glimpse into how I think. I don't dare get into my own buttocks, that's for damn sure!

    :-D

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  3. Mine either, fortunately since it is still behind me I don't have to dwell on it too much. You gals make me feel so much better!

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  4. Hey, what about us guys?? We liked that sample of Ass as Goddess just as much as you did!

    Thanks for the reason to admire the glutes, PS.

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  5. LOL, thanks for the laugh ladies and gent...I won't be discussing my buttocks either but they sure don't look anything like I saw in any of the paintings....makes me wonder what they WOULD look like painted, hahahahaaha...oh, too funny!!

    dear pagan, thank you for my friday night art fix and the laugh too :)

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  6. Methinks Boucher is confused. His painted buttocks look trifurcate!

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  7. Good old buttocks!

    I love the way The Sirens look like they are having a lot of fun!

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  8. I like all the paintings.

    Paz

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  9. Wow, I do so love that first one...You've told me Janet Fish is pretty amazing, and now I'll certainly have to look into more of her work. I'll keep you posted on my thoughts!

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  10. Kenju: hahahhaha It took me a while but I realize what you mean now! :D

    Linda: my pleasure, luv!

    SG2: Hey! I will feature Janet Fish soon as Artist of The Week. Really wonderful stuff. I love you, babes!

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