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I’ve always loved Fragonard’s painting The Swing. That was the first time I ever saw a guy looking up a chick’s skirt in what is supposed to be a classical work. And seriously, the dude behind them is totally lending an assist to the guy in the bushes. It also helps that the babe is WAY into it. Look at her, look at those eyes. She’s getting off more than anyone else in this painting.

I do rather focus all my art appreciation through this fairly narrow filter, yeah. All art is about sex. No really. Look at Theo van Doesburg’s major sexual work Composition VII (the three graces). That is a girly four-way if ever I saw one! Don’t tell me you don’t see it! I know it’s called three graces, but that was just to fool the clergy! There are FOUR colors, and thus four girls on a black bed. Once you overlay the original photo he used with those models it’s simple, but I think you can work out what’s a leg and what’s a hand and who has their tongue where even without it.

You don’t want to know what I think about The Nut Gatherers. I will say it makes me feel slightly icky because those two are clearly ten, but Bouguereau got slightly icky from time to time anyway, what with Cupidon and all. I’m guessing he woke up that day and said “I will paint a painting of young lesbians in love!” and everyone just went with it because he was all French and shit and who was going to tell him it was just a bit too creepy when they girls were clearly 10?

I do occasionally worry about what I’m doing with my time, yeah.

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Beautiful Marvel

“Let us not mince words: the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful.” André Breton in The Surrealist Manifesto

Tru dat!

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