Abstraction (Re-blog)

Dearest Violet Fawkes
I hope don’t mind me re-blogging your post. As I’ll explain below, it really struck a chord with me.


Lingerie Is For Everyone, Photos
April 3, 2019

“When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of

its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water … I want just the flash of its spirit.”
― Constantin Brancusi


Yesterday, I knew absolutely nothing about Constantin Brancusi. I now know he was a modernist sculptor, and it seems likely that the quote above coud have been referring to the form of his 1930 sculpture, Fish. and the abstraction of movement.

And yet, Violet’s use of the quote shows that, take it out of context, and it could so well refer to lingerie.

When I last made the mistake of buying my Wife lingerie, She rejected it and made some comment about the objectification of women. I understand where Her assertion comes from, if that’s exclusively how you view the world, but …

By contrast, just because a fish has beautiful, iridescent scales, it doesn’t mean it is any more or less than if it were not so dressed. It would be no less a fish – perfectly evolved for its environment, graceful, powerful, stealthy – without its scales.

And my Wife was never diminished by wearing lingerie. She was never just an object. Or not in my head.


When acquainting myself with Brancusi, amongst his other sculptures, I discovered one called Princess. Now I can see allusions to both a head and breasts in its form, and being golden I can see a regal aspect, but am I the only one who looks at it and thinks it looks like something from Coco De Mare?

5 Responses to “Abstraction (Re-blog)”

  1. I think it is intended to be seen as both, female with head and breasts, and cock… But yes, my first reaction was ‘dildo’? Depending on how big it is, of course… we are not given scale in this picture; if it is 2m high, then… maybe Princess would jump to mind more easily. Or maybe Princess is how he used to refer to his male bits? 😉

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