The shapely figure of the woman’s body, no matter if it is plump or slender or just simply seductive and enticing, has been a prevailing subject of art for as long as art has been existent. But all subjects seem to become mundane when compared to the sensation that an artful depiction of the female body, or to be more exact, the certain part of the female body, can give.
In this particular piece, the sensual and yet artfully beguiling female buttocks is imaged in side view, adorned with three flowers crawling up to the model’s lower back. Pondering keenly, if the inartistic person is to be asked to express his impression of the work, he would reckon that it is a set of beautiful buttocks and the flowers amplify the seducing power. And yet, in the mind of an art lover, the picture expresses a whole lot more than just skin and temptation.
The image delves deeper than just skin and sensuality; it subtly projects the hidden and seldom deciphered facets of the woman. It can be brazenly stated that the very immaculate buttocks represents the innocence of a woman, her naïve fragility, her concealed thoughts, which if construed with an unhealthy amount of lust, could be subject to sin. The flowers leading onto her lower back serves not only as mere aesthetic decoration, but as a reminder that a woman’s body, though can be lusted for, should be treasured and not just pleasured, caressed and should not be in any way repressed, explored and must not be exploited, adored and not be abhorred.
Whereas, the picture also possesses the power to question each and every one of us, “from whom did we all come into this earth, but from a woman?”
© Robert WK Clark