Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Chien et chat
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Nevertheless, his experience with Watanabe had got him interested in printmaking and he went on to supervise the production of a 12 volume book of reproductions of classical Japanese ukiyo-e prints which increased his knowledge of the printmaking process. From 1918 until his death at the age of 41 he produced 13 more prints, mainly of women (bijing-a).
Goyo suffered from ill health most of his life (he had beri beri) and died of meningitis. Nevertheless he managed to supervise his last print, Woman at a hot spring hotel (1921) from his death bed. His total output was only 14 prints ( four landscapes, one picture of ducks and nine of beautiful women) during his lifetime although after his death his brother and nephew worked to produce more prints from his sketches. As a result of his low output and small print runs (often less than 80 copies) his prints fetch fabulous sums these days.
Nudes had never really been a feature of Japanese art and even the most erotic Shunga art, produced by masters such as Utamaro or Hokusai (with the exception, which we will explore another time, of fisher girls), featured women who are invariably dressed. Goyo, however had learnt to draw from life and his pictures can be regarded as the first successful nudes in Japanese art; perfectly pulling together the European and classical Japanese traditions.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
"Buck teeth babe" has those large front teeth which mean she can't close her mouth in repose. These aren't Janet Street-Porter style beavers; just slightly big enough to keep her nice full lips permanently open so that she looks as if she wants to receive a kiss.
A Playboy Playmate who demonstrated this look perfectly was the lovely Pamela Saunders from November 1985.
Agent Triple P had a girlfriend once, VA, with a similar look (although she had a better bust than Pamela!) and we have never been able to resist the visible teeth with full lips combination.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Penelope stretches on stage in Nine
Hooray for Hollywood!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Now we're talking
On your marks...
So we wish Alenka a happy birthday for this Thursday and may she wiggle for many years.
Here are the most popular searched items for December (November's figures in brackets).
1 (2) Pubic Wars. Two episodes in two months has boosted the figures. Another coming this month.
2 (1) Louann Fernald. Most popular girl n the site for second month running
3 (3) Elizabeth Ann Roberts. Playmate classmate still on the podium.
4 (5) Sue and Louise Elvin. I have discovered I don't have this issue of Penthouse. Must remedy that.
5 (4) Hyapatia Lee. Still in the top five.
11 (-) Stephanie McLean. Straight in at 11 for first pubic Pet.
16 (-) Lenna Sjööblom. Another first appearance for the "First Lady of the Internet".
17 (-) Victoria Pendleton. A record fifth firsst appearance for Olympic cycling babe.