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Changing female body perception through art

Changing female body perception through art
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The lack of female genitals in art seems thoughtless until you see it repeated It hit me on a fairly ordinary Wednesday afternoon, when on a whim I decided to visit the Greek and Roman galleries of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; but what hit me was not that, after 20 years, the curation shifted to show an organic progression in the development of the form. It’s that none of the forms showed the reality of female genitals. There are, of course, nude statues of Greek and Roman women, usually standing in a three point pose – a bent knee, a curved hip, a tilted shoulder to accentuate the form. One has a hand over a breast to communicate modesty; her hoohah is smooth. In fact, all the hoohahs are smooth: there are but modest dents around the pelvic bones of the statues, but no openings or slight separations of the pelvic mounds to be found anywhere. The forms are all Barbie-doll blank down there, like female bodies just sprung out the head of Zeus, fully formed, sometimes clothed and vulvaless.

Color: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology. However, there is an "institutional" side to green, associated with illness or Government-issued that conjure up negative emotions as do the "slimy" or bilious greens.

What Does Reiki Really Do to Our Bodies? What Reiki has become best known for, and most spoken about is its ability to provide deep relaxation naturally, and without any side effects, impairments or contraindications. While most know Reiki to do this, few understand how Reiki achieves it, and fewer still have language to explain it. This is because today Reiki is most commonly spoken about within the scope and context of spirituality and/or mediation. The problem with this however is that when you speak or teach Reiki within the context of spirituality or mediation, the practice of Reiki becomes a mystery, and when we accept and promote that, we continue to keep what was once known and understood about Reiki lost. The way then to regain the lost knowledge of Reiki, so that it can be used to better the lives of humans everywhere is to speak about, and teach Reiki for what it is, a form of Energy Medicine. Everything starts and ends as energy.

La culture prend le train Courrier international 28 juin 2013 | Partager : "Pendant une courte période, l'endroit le plus intéressant du pays sera une cible mouvante", s'enthousiasme Doug Aitken dans un article du site américain Wired. Avec son projet "Station to Station", cet artiste expérimental, spécialisé dans l'art multimédia, se lancera dans un tour des Etats-Unis à bord d'une ancienne locomotive parée pour l'occasion de panneaux fluorescents.

Australie. Une vidéo pour qu’on “arrête de taxer nos règles” Dans un clip, des Australiennes demandent que les protections hygiéniques ne soient plus taxées comme un produit de luxe. Leur revendication rejoint un mouvement plus général contre la stigmatisation et les tabous concernant les règles. Les tampons et serviettes hygiéniques sont-ils un produit de première nécessité ?

Surreal Body Artist Choo-San Is Back: And Weird Than Ever... We've heard of the art of makeup, but somehow we doubt this is what Maybelline and co had in mind... Japanese body artist and student Choo-San, whose slightly unnerving work we've covered before, is back - and her creations are stranger than ever. Unzipped backs, buttoned up torsos and sown up feet join her previous experiments drawing eyes on her face and hands. Choo-San latest handiwork

The Truth About Long Hair, Spiritual Power, And Why Natives Wore Their Hair Long In Native cultures, men and woman are recognized by the length and glory of their hair. The cutting of hair by oppressors has long represented the submission and defeat of a People, through humiliation. The way a People comb (the Alignment of thought), braid (the Oneness of thought), tie (the Securing of thought) and color (the Conviction in thought), their Hair is of great significance. Elders talk about the significance of long hair in Native American Cultures (Videos) Hair is the physical manifestation of our thoughts and an extension of ourselves. So pure and sacred are the thoughts of Our Mother, the Earth, that Her hair grows long and fragrant. The Sweet Grasses found growing around the World represent the hair of Our Mother, the Earth. These special grasses have long been collected by the Native Peoples of Earth to use as incense (to perceive by the senses) for physical and spiritual healing, celebrations, for sacred prayer and purification rites. Loving All Her Children, the Earth allows us to share in Her loving intent and Her perfect and purifying thoughts.

Something surprising happens to your body when you freedive Featured image: Photo of freediver Hanli Prinsloo by Annelie Pompe. In 1949, a stocky Italian air force lieutenant named Raimondo Bucher decided to try a potentially deadly stunt off the coast of Capri, Italy. Bucher would sail out to the center of the lake, take a breath and hold it, and free-dive down one hundred feet to the bottom. Waiting there would be a man in a diving suit. Bucher would hand the diver a package, then kick back up to the surface. Bare Breasts and Blatant Bullshit See my breasts, Ms Greer? See how they’re small? See how I don’t mind them being free to the open air and sunshine on hot days or any days, or, on occasion, to prove that they’re just as innocuous an aspect of my human form as the tissue on men’s chests or the flesh on all of our legs or chins or elbows? I want to keep making the point that they’re pieces of my being until everyone gets it and realises that they can all stop fussing about what it means when female humans inhabit their own bodies.

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