Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Victorian erotica


Apologies if some people find this posting offensive. I find it very interesting, seeing as it was made at a time when proper people did not openly celebrate sexuality. Whoever drew this woman joyfully exposing herself made no attempt to be tasteful. The fact that the artist didn't care is daring. Or maybe he was oblivious to the mores of the time and did not know it was shocking. That too is interesting. An artist who frets about what viewers might think and holds back is a decorator.

4 comments:

  1. My interest is strictly botanical, but what kind of flower is in her right hand?

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  2. Not sure about the name, but it looks like it closes tight when a visitor lands, like a trap.

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  3. Yes, lovely, but with an element of danger?

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