Sunday, January 22, 2006

Lachaise - another long time favorite




Here's an unconventional view of this figure. It's usually seen with a full top-to-bottom shot that shows the balance coming down to those strong and delicate ankles --and that view can easily be found with google (or on my website).

But this photo presents the view taken by a supplicant.

There's so much to like here -- made with the loving care of Shaker furniture -- so elegant-- so finished -- so balanced -- but also sexy -- though in a formidable way. This is some kind of goddess -- and not especially a benign one. What's that gesture all about ? "Look at me and grovel, little man"

I am groveling, oh great and mysterious one. Please cast your sightless eyes upon me. (and don't eat me for lunch)

Here's a more gentle divinity -- something of a mermaid. It's always the same figure for Lachaise -- his zoftic American wife -- but playfully turned upside down, she's less threatening.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gawain said...

hi there, chris, seems like i should be able to have fun here! thanks for the introduction. ill give you a link

January 26, 2006  
Anonymous marly said...

Hah! I enjoyed seeing these through a man's eyes--especially the mermaid. How can something so heavy look so casual and free?

December 15, 2006  

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