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monetizeyourcat:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

it goes farther than that ironically. especially in the art of the renaissance onwards, women’s bodies are posed for the male gaze and then this is morally sanctioned by putting mirrors in front of us, creating a situation where we’re morally culpable for caring about our bodies as they’re seen by others (especially men).
women were depicted as bodies for for male enjoyment as the same time our enjoyment of our own bodies was spun as “vanity”, a moral crime for which being ogled by the voyeurs behind the camera was condign punishment. this is still very much a thing
the reason it’s so easy to photoshop this kind of thing is that in the art history of the west the mirror serves literally the same role as the phone camera, and the ways women are controlled and exploited are spiritually very similar

monetizeyourcat:

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

it goes farther than that ironically. especially in the art of the renaissance onwards, women’s bodies are posed for the male gaze and then this is morally sanctioned by putting mirrors in front of us, creating a situation where we’re morally culpable for caring about our bodies as they’re seen by others (especially men).

women were depicted as bodies for for male enjoyment as the same time our enjoyment of our own bodies was spun as “vanity”, a moral crime for which being ogled by the voyeurs behind the camera was condign punishment. this is still very much a thing

the reason it’s so easy to photoshop this kind of thing is that in the art history of the west the mirror serves literally the same role as the phone camera, and the ways women are controlled and exploited are spiritually very similar

blackpaint20:

James Gleeson, On the verge of becoming
1997.

blackpaint20:

James Gleeson, On the verge of becoming

1997.

causedarlingitwasgood:

how is this even a real show

andrewlx:

you want a hot body?

you want a bugatti??

you want a maserati???

you better image

xangeoudemonx:

Sasha Luss at Versace Fall 2014.

xangeoudemonx:

Sasha Luss at Versace Fall 2014.