what happened to voluptuous bodies
as rubens#heritage dissolved for
a century in the myriad of modelled
bodies/ designed for the minimal use
of cloth/ just as a juxtaposition to the
ionic fashion of the hellenistic era?
the creation of a new body trend
that promised a brilliant career for
the new woman/ he-she gender –
a new gender creation/ a far cry from
thefeminine ideal of the hellenes.
take your pick.
what is really important/ once you’ve
tasted love/ lived desire/ good sex
adventures in eros?
it’s the person/ not the body alone
neither boby nor too voluptuous
certainly a bonus for the lucky artist
the happy-go-lucky bon vivant.
from symbols of beauty – venus:
willendorf to aphrodite of knidos
aphrodite by praxiteles – all resemble
beauty as summary of mind/ body
beauty isn’t only in the face and body
but the spark inside.
spark and body.