museum of modern and contempory art of strasbourg
february 3 > april 4 2004
the forbidden fruits
Since Adam and Eve, womens
breasts have always subjugated the minds and have triggered off or maintained
many human behaviours.
This tempting nudity, flat, heavy, aggressive, beaming, collapsed or pointed, expresses for men the beauties and the avatars of the existence, the erotic pleasures but also the fantasized reveries [ ]
Breasts are as much objects of covetousness for the teenager who dreams than for the old man who remembers [ ]
Martin Monestier The breasts, historical and weird encyclopaedia of busts, breasts, chests, udders and other breasts, Le ChercheMidi éditeur, 2001.
[ ] Leonardo (da Vinci), who had experienced the sexual repulsion but who couldnt contest the strength of the senses awaken, has striven himself in order to prove that there was a link between the womans genital organs and the breasts, a kind of a providential canalicule that was precisely connecting the clitoris and the nipple, whose ability to erect charmed him. But the absurd sexual attraction of the breast, in opposition with what is repugnant in sex, was to be justified.
Lo Duca, Introduction to Mythology of the breast by Romi, J.J Pauvert éditeur, 1965
salt and albumen prints gold toning 20x26 cm
mount on cardboard 40x50cm
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