20th-21st Century Art
W. writes:"Here I send you
three old caricatures of around 1900, drawn by the German artist
Ferdinand von Reznicek, all a bit corset related or
containing a corset drawing portion.
The texts are originally in German,
but I have tried to translate them - I hope the translation will meet
meaning of the German content.
18th century image:
"L'essai du corset"
'Trying on the Corset.' Found on the
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
I Am In a Corner: "At the beginning
of the 20th century, the Russian
photographer Sergei Mikhailovich
Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) used a special
color photography process to create a visual
record of the Russian Empire. Some of
Prokudin-Gorskii’s photographs date from
but the bulk of his work is from
between 1909 and 1915, when he
extended trips through many different parts
of the empire."
"Jack Vettriano is a big deal in Scotland. He is by far our most commercially successful artist: he is also regarded
with disgust by the art establishment as a purveyor of pastiche and cheap erotica. Here is Scarlet Ribbons, of which
one can see a high-quality image here and a lower-quality image on a page that gives its name here. I think the foundation
the ?mistress is wearing might be better described as a "waspie" than a corset, but it's certainly back-laced."
"Ms. Dabi's Instagram contains a series of erotic drawings in a 1920s/Art Deco style, but despite that being the
period of the 20th century when the waist was least emphasised, she has a clear interest in corsets. I do not like
the bondage/S&M imagery which (daintily drawn in pastels) accompanies many of the pictures, but I know that
there are many in the corset community who are keen on it."
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