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August 30, 2007

Not Quite Arlo

Christian Schumann-Curtis: So does this mean that this one made it past the censors? Are the round things in the painting anatomically correct abstract boobs? Is there an abstract vagina in there somewhere? Or am I simply a pervert (though I suppose those questions aren’t mutually exclusive)?


  1. The triangles are the anatomically correct boobs. Though I must say, she must be the first artist’s model who’s upset that all her bits can be recognized in the final product. Or maybe the artist lied. “Nobody will know it’s you, dear, so just take your clothes off.” Those artists…

    Comment by Keera — August 30, 2007 @ 1:35 am

  2. Look at the woman complaining – she’s sort of “cubist” herself & so views the woman in the painting as “normal” & thus is offended by the nudity.

    Comment by Michele — August 30, 2007 @ 2:24 am

  3. Ever see “Nude Descending a Staircase?”

    Comment by Rasheed — August 30, 2007 @ 6:46 am

  4. It’s not the triangles that are anatomically correct boobs, it is the floating boobs that are anatomically correct boobs.

    Comment by The Unbeliever — August 30, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  5. I think the joke is that we, normal people, aren’t supposed to be able to see what’s so vulgar about the painting. So we can suppose all we want about what is what, but we’ll never know, since we can’t see it from her point of view.

    Comment by Cedar — August 30, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  6. The triangles are what the woman sees as being anatomically correct- see the sharp angles under her shirt.

    Comment by Madalch — August 30, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

  7. To answer Christian Schumann-Curtis’ questions directly; 1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Yes, what do you think those asterisk looking things are? 4. Most likely, but irrelevant.

    Comment by Matt — September 1, 2007 @ 12:37 am

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