Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

As it's Valentine's Day today we thought we would post this passionate picture by French artist Paul Emile Bécat (1885-1960).  It's a period piece set in the eighteenth century and a lot of the the seductiveness of the image comes from the lady's revealed posterior; dead centre in the composition. The arched back suggests a a total surrender to passion.  She's literally about to be swept off her feet and, perhaps, have that pliant bottom thrown onto the footstool.

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