Mel Ramos, whose many paintings featuring realistically depicted nude or underdressed women often left critics divided over whether they were clever Pop Art or something more akin to smut, died on Oct. He was Ramos had other areas of artistic interest — he did a number of paintings of superheroes, for instance — but it was his works with female nudes that drew the most attention, and ire. He painted naked women on candy boxes and inside glassware; one embraced a cigar, another a ketchup bottle. That seemed to put him in the territory of other Pop Artists of the period. But his nudes were realistic and sexual, and as second-wave feminism asserted itself late in the s, he found himself under attack, accused of exploiting women and playing to a prurient male perspective. Some critics were scathing. Time, though, can change how a particular type of art resonates. Johnson wrote. Melvin John Ramos was born on July 24, , in Sacramento.
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We might have reached peak feminism. That would be Islamophobic. We have had to explain ourselves when we are emotional, and are even ridiculed because of it. We have been viewed as less capable to function in the world. If you did not feel or experience this personally, I invite you to ask around.
Venus of Willendorf , also called Woman of Willendorf or Nude Woman , Upper Paleolithic female figurine found in at Willendorf, Austria , that is perhaps the most familiar of some 40 small portable human figures mostly female that had been found intact or nearly so by the early 21st century. Roughly 80 more exist as fragments or partial figures. The statuette—made of oolitic limestone tinted with red ochre pigment—is dated to circa 28,—25, bce. Both its size portability and the material from which it was made not found in Willendorf are indicators that the artifact was made elsewhere and carried to Willendorf. Its arms, though visible, are negligible and crudely depicted. Though a head is present, the only detail to be seen is a pattern representing a braid or cap; there are no facial features. Feet too are missing and were probably never part of the overall design. It has been suggested that she is a fertility figure, a good-luck totem , a mother goddess symbol, or an aphrodisiac made by men for the appreciation of men. Venus of Willendorf.
The pressure is mounting for Mormon women to cave in to Western degeneracy, and men are at a loss for what to do about it. M so happy that I found this blog. Hire out as many household chores as you can afford housekeeping, lawn care etc. If you are worries about her or her family trying to convert you, be honest.