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Bob Nolin
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La Frileuse-large by bnolin

Consider the painting above by that king of kitsch, that French guy ya just gotta love, William Adolphe Bouguereau. Bill knocked this one off in 1879. I came upon this today whilst browsing the Art Renewal site, and I wondered what sort of reaction I'd get if I submitted a modern-day version of this. 

I mean, look at what we have here: a very young girl, perhaps eight or nine, looking in a rather come-hither fashion at the viewer. She is covering up herself. By today's standards, this verges on child pornography. It's just mind-blowing how different things were a hundred or so years ago. We think they were just like us, but they drove horse and buggies. Nuh-uh. They were VERY different. 

Not convinced yet? Here's another by Billy that should do the trick. Back in his day, everyone (and I mean EVERYone) received a Classical education. They spoke and read Latin. They knew who all the people in the myths were. Like the Oreads, for instance. Apparently, they were, like, a group of Ancient Greek women who could FLY and flew together in what can only be called swarms. Take a gander.
 Les Oreades-large by bnolin

The Art Renewal site helpfully tells us that Oreads were nymphs of mountains and caves. Can you just imagine what those three lecherous satyrs in the foreground are saying right now? "See, guys? I told you there was a whole cave-full of naked babes that come flying out at sundown! Now do you believe me?"

Here's to a happy 2015 for all.  Maybe I'll even figure out how to use this journal thing. 

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gerberc Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Thanks for the fav!
KangTengri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav
bnolin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
You're welcome! 
frozenstocks Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Many thanks for your kind points donation, greatly appreciated :peace:
bnolin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
You're most welcome! Have a great holiday. 
AronKamo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow, amazing works in your gallery!!
Thank you very much for adding my picture to your Vue gallery :)
bnolin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Thank you! And thanks for the fave
Spot-The-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are really amazing at art! You totally deserve a watch c:
bnolin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words. Love 
Spot-The-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte! You really deserve more, though!
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