Youjin Lee, A Deadly Weapon, 2008, Painted resin, gold plated on brass, 54x50x147cm
The Combat of Love and Chastity
by Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora
- Date painted: probably 1475-1500
- Tempera on wood, 42.5 x 34.9 cm
- Collection: The National Gallery, London
Dita Von teese wearing full body corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Photography by Perou
Kathe Kollwitz - Pieta, 1903
Jen Mazza // SCHADENFREUDE
“I have found that emotion and physical sensation are multifold: that in sadness there can be pleasure, in happiness pain, in violence humor. Schadenfreude is the German word for taking pleasure in another’s misfortune. It is a conjunction of two opposing sentiments: Schaden, meaning damage and Freude joy. This series portrays such a dichotomy by combining rich color and luscious handling of paint with imagery that appears both sensuous and painful. Each painting zeros in on a point of contact: hands poke and prod, rip open, or lovingly caress a disemboweled, red, jelly-filled doughnut. The colors push past naturalism, approaching instead something more visceral, more internal. The hands, centers of touch, become stand-ins for the whole body. By focusing on the interaction between the body and this ambiguously visceral object, the paintings explore the tension and tenderness that comprise the complicated relationships between persons and between one’s self and one’s own body.”
Ballerina, 2011 by Kevin Francis Gray
“Kevin Francis Gray combines the conventions of Neoclassical sculpture with the sartorial sense of urban youth to depict disaffected men and women in various dejected poses. Sculpting in fiberglass, bronze, and marble, Gray’s signature style involved obscuring the faces of his figures with floor-length frontal veils or glittering strings of beads, providing stark contrast to the figures’ otherwise contemporary garb and drawing attention to the figures’ physical forms”
‘Stuffing’ and ‘Sploshing’ are types of sexual fetishism which revolve around the act of eating. Gratification is gained from the sensation and concept of ingestion and weight gain, and from the visual aesthetic of food and plus sized women eating a variety of high fat foods, such as cake or pizza.