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Friday, September 07, 2007

Fascinating

In my seemingly never-ending, insomnia-fuelled, random wanderings through cyberspace I have happened upon this.





The R Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusets, will be exhibiting Leonard Nimoy's* Maximum Beauty photographs from October 25th to December 15th. The accompanying book will be published in November. If you pre-order, you can have a signed copy for no extra charge.





Nimoy's models for the photographs are members of a burlesque group, the Fat Bottom Revue.





I have neither the strength nor the mental clarity at this juncture to compose a seering critique of the Western world's insistence that only slender women deserve to be considered beautiful, although it is a subject about which I hold very strong opinions.





So, instead, I've borrowed one of the glorious photographs to encourage you to follow the link through to the rest of them.







*Yes, that Leonard Nimoy.



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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luvverly.

What exquisiteness!

Yummy!

Thank you dear lady;-)

Professor Simon Peach

2:45 pm  
Blogger Penelope said...

If only they'd started this exhibit 2 weeks ago, I could have gone and seen it!

I like the photos.

There's more info on the media page of the group: http://www.bigburlesque.com/ (unfortunately, I couldn't get it to direct link into the media section itself).

4:24 pm  
Blogger Dame Honoria Glossop said...

Is Professor Simon Peach perchance related to B. Dude?

8:42 pm  
Blogger The Goldfish said...

There was a fascinating psychological study about desire recently and the way that the perception of feminine beauty varies so massively from culture to culture - the "ideal" weight (for beauty) varying by up to 10 BMI points between different cultures.

But the interesting thing was that they studied men who had moved to the UK from these other cultures about their ideals. And despite the cultural programming of their upbringing and arguments about evolutionary psychology, their perception of an ideal woman's weight dropped (to being underweight, as is the current aesthetic ideal in the UK) within just six months.

Which is a little sad, but gives me hope; after the bloodless Coup in which I take over the country as benevolent dictator, I only need to hold onto power for six months before I can completely debunk the myth of uniform feminine beauty. Not that it's my only goal, of course...

9:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Is Professor Simon Peach perchance related to B. Dude?'

Nope!

I am related to a........

Are you a big lass?.....


Professor Simon Peach

9:47 pm  
Blogger Dame Honoria Glossop said...

'Are you a big lass?.....'

Nope!

9:52 pm  
Blogger marmiteboy said...

Nuddy ladies. Oo that's what they look like.

12:48 pm  

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