Friday, November 04, 2005

Baba's Life Drawing Class



Baba is modelling for life drawing classes. Consider:
"All that is left of her natural beauty.
Her skin is intact,
Her bones are as they are
No need of paint and powder
She is as she is no more, or less.
How marvellous."
Ikkyu (fifteenth century)



3 Comments:

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Lois said...

I am honoured to see a life drawing of Baba because she resembles me in figure /natural beauty/no make up/a body of mature age and is said by Ikkyu (15th century) she is as she is...
This is a not often the way the ageing body is seen in todays society....three cheers for le Enchanteur....

Lois (Muse of the Sea) 6/11/05

 
At 2:08 AM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

No it is not. I say we need to see more of this kind of shape and celebrate it. When everyone is nude in a Japanese Bath-house the grace and knowing of an aging body is something to behold.

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger jane said...

Ahhh enhanteur, that is in Japan. I have to smile when I think of American men and senior women sharing a bath house. Woo to an exposed older female nude. BUT, I agree, lost appreciation for what is earned wrinkles, sags, and bulges. I am working...on...my ....drawings.. and adding a few self portraits in the process.

 

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