Thursday, March 21, 2013

Allegorical Inclinations

A full day of Spring around here, and it feels like it. Nice.

Now I'm handing out some really personal information here by telling you that I am of the heterosexual inclination, and I share the fascination and appreciation with much of the world of the use of the feminine form in graphics of all sorts. But if someone could paint a picture of a masculine form that might make me consider altering my inclination, well, that someone would be J.C. Leyendecker.

 J.C. Leyendecker — Spring — 1929

Though I'm still a fan of the traditional gender of the allegory of Spring, with all the attendant stereotypes:

John Byam Shaw — Rising Spring — early xxth century

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