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M Gee

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Re: "Interesting" frame
« on: June 15, 2015, 05:51 »
I am a bit surprised that anyone would NOT recognize the shape. It was immediately apparent to me - but given the link lead-in, I was pre-loaded, so to speak. I, also, found the photo breakdown to be unnecessary.

As for why to jam the saddle forward on that seatpost? The lines, man, the lines. Look at the lines, and to me it is obvious - if you move the saddle back, the lines are - - - off. I can't think how else to say it, and I know this is inadequate.

But, frankly, I think that may have been accidental, given that the levers are, indeed, off. THEIR lines are bad - however, they are also a completely minor subtext in the overall composition, whereas the saddle and seatpost combo is a supporting note.

Personally, I found the butt cheeks to be not only overkill, but obscenely so, and offensive. I am of the school that believes natural is way cool, and innuendo is mighty fine, but blatantly sexploitative is about as uncool as you can get. It's that fine line the Supreme Court had so much trouble with some 50 years ago. Except I am somewhat to the nude side of that line. It is still difficult to define.

I'm glad somebody else even had the sense to notice that the components were Campy. I have to admit that was not the 1st or 2nd thing that crossed my mind.

The overall image tho - is reminiscent of a class of African female sculptures = very elongated torso, etc. Link is not a great example, but it is one example of this: http://www.agoscentobelli.com/en/sculpture3.html

It puts me in mind of the changes to art as the classical Mediterranean world evolved into the Byzantine - although the features that were exaggerated were different. For those of you who would have to look this up - a lot of art (I think most) from classical Greece and Rome was realistic in aspect. About the time that Constantine took the title of Emperor, art was transitioning to representational. For instance, the eyes (of a painted figure) became exaggeratedly large. Also, figures in art became very 2 dimensional.
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