In Praise of the Backside

In Praise of the Backside

Hans-Jürgen Döpp

Language: English

Pages: 257

ISBN: 2:00261222

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Mega Square In Praise of the Backside celebrates the most sensual part of the female body. The insightful text by Hans-Jürgen Döpp discusses the backside as a feature that stands for both powerful eroticism and supple femininity, seducing famous artists from every genre. This title is sure to entice and delight a wide audience with its lively, provocative images.

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Fertility (Homage to Pomona) Jacob Jordaens, c. 1623 Oil on canvas, 180 x 241 cm Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels 28 29 Böhme’s analysis echoes much of contemporary feminist critique: The corporeal should be given homage only when it is united with personality, as if the body itself was something inferior. What Böhme refers to as “phallocentrism”, can be observed even in the context of advanced cultures: the progress of civilization has been accompanied by an

"Our arses should be signs of peace!" — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3 4 List of Artists Anonymous 9, 11, 13, 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161 163, 165, 167, 171, 173, 175, 179, 185, 187, 189 191, 193, 195, 201, 203, 211, 223, 229, 241, 245 A. Noyer Editions 199, 215, 221 Agélou, Jean 169, 181, 197 Beardsley, Aubrey 113 Bertin, François 205, 209, 219 Biederer Studio 207, 227, 233, 243 Blake, William Blanchard, Jacques Boucher, François Clésinger, Auguste Corona Editions Corot,

hinges and the flesh as the padding of the skeleton. The Source Gustave Courbet, 1862 Oil on canvas, 120 x 74.3 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 66 67 They related with the body and worked with their limbs as if they were already separated”. The new Man is a body-machine: his physique is mechanised, his psyche eliminated. “I am not following your path, you, the despisers of the body!” was Nietzsche’s answer to such philistines. Susanna Bathing Jean-Jacques Henner, 1864 Oil on

235, 237, 239, 247 87, 91, 109, 119, 135, 139 83, 103 133 27, 31 213 137, 141 17 85, 117 121, 131 37 7 Love’s Body A s we fragment the body, we make its parts the subject of a fetish. Each individual part can become a focus of erotic passion, an object of fetishist adoration. On the other hand, the body as a whole is still the sum of its parts. The Three Graces Anonymous, Roman copy of a Greek original created during the 2nd century B.C.E. (restored in 1609) Marble, 119 x 85 cm Musée du

with gentle hands – it looked as if he were turning the white pages of a missal – and looked at her backside, absolutely enchanted. It was neither a spiky bag of bones, nor a wobbly lump of fat, but exactly the right size and shape, a bit tremulous and curvy, shining like living ivory. The dimples that one is so glad to “Au trèfle” brand Anonymous, c. 1910 Phototype, printed-back postcard, 14 x 9 cm Private collection 194 195 see on the chin and cheeks of lovely women adorn her posterior as

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