Funny, none of my girlfriends ever had such perfect-looking breasts. Of course, the bare-breasted woman above was draped in symbology, and being bare-breasted was part of the story.
I lived in Europe for 20+ years and to be honest naked bodies were everywhere. When I lived in Denmark every beach was topless and I understand they still are. Going to the beach once with my in-laws was quite an experience. We went out among the dunes and my old mother-in-law just undressed. Not to rile up the female readers here, but I think we make far too much of nudity here. I was amused to go to the beach with my wife & her friends & get hit on by women wearing little more than a smile. But I always wore trunks as I am shy.
On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 10:21 AM Zoltan Levay <zgl@xxxxxx> wrote:
It does seem rather curious, even considering different mores, morals, and symbolism of previous eras. One (counter-?) example I have always found curious is a sculpture of a topless George Washington in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. I know it pays homage to numerous symbols in classical memorial sculpture, which I’m not expert in, but it somehow seems at least as incongruous as the many more such depictions of female figures. Wouldn’t he have wanted to at least put on a toga or something? 😏 This is all from my old guy perspective of course.On Sep 12, 2021, at 1:45 PM, Andrew Davidhazy <andpph@xxxxxxx> wrote:I’ve been wondering/pondering about the often natural or implausible and sometimes ridiculous instances where undraped female torsos are included in a photograph (or painting or sculpture). The subject has probably been exhaustively covered in the literature I am sure. So this is just me thinking about it in isolation. Attached is an example. It is a painting but such examples are all over. Any thoughts on the topic?
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