Beauty of the Male Genitalia
My friend from the art club, Misha (from Minsk)
regularly has something interesting to say about genitals,
but concerning the male variety, he's mostly dismissive.
"They're ugly" he tells us.
And I admit that -- at least on sculpture -- mostly they're boring,
and given the Apollonian tradition of Classical sculpture ,
mostly they're also small,
allowing the rest of the figure to feel larger
and promoting the relatively lesser importance
one should give to the lower chakras of human energy.
But thanks (yet again) to Robert Mileham
I have discovered these wonderful photographs
of Parthenon sculpture
(at the British Museum)
taken by a native Romanian
who goes by the name of:
As recently discussed elsewhere ,
the National Gallery in London charges over $200
for each large-size jpg of items in its collection.
Which means we must rely on sharp-eyed individuals,
like this fellow from Romania,
to get some idea of these great masterpieces
without traveling to London.
And what a masterpiece this is !
more than just a beautiful detail of flesh,
it's a magnificent sculpture,
with that breathtaking
interior symphony of volume
that distinguishes the great from the good.
But it's also a nice set of male genitals,
and I just don't remember
ever seeing them so well composed
within the powerful volumes
of the pelvic girdle
and the overall majesty
of a male figure.
this was a golden age.