1555–65; < French < Italian grottesco (as noun, grottesca grotesque decoration such as was
1. distorted, deformed, weird, antic, wild. See fantastic.
Here are some images from a very inspiring place. La Compañía de Quito.
Wikipedia describes it better:
“The Church of the Society of Jesus, known colloquially as La Compañía) is a Jesuit church in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings…. La Compañía is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in South America.”
All images from google
Fashion takes inspiration from everywhere, not only places, not only nature, but also behaviours and feelings. If fashion is a reflect of our culture (and everything that comes with it) it should also reflect sexuality.
There have been different approaches into erogenous zones in both, female and male body during the history of fashion in the twentieth century, at least in western fashion because this zones are different according to culture.
Here it’s some inspiration:
Voluptuous women have been always present in art.
Their bodies are graceful, femenine and beautiful. The way light touches every curve in this paintings and photographs is really poetic.
So this is why I’m glad about modern day venuses drawing a different path into the fashion industry.
Venus de Tiziano
Hairstyles had changed over time, but there is one thing for sure, it has been always there.
It has been described beautifully by writers and poets, painted by artists, enhanced by fashion photographers, stylists, hair dressers…
Alfons Mucha is a Czech Art Nouveau painter.
He is famous because of his illustrations where gorgeous women are shown surrounded by extremely elaborated details, mainly flowers.
The most striking detail is the way the hair is illustrated, following the same lines and shapes mostly used by Art Nouveau.
In his paintings, women’s hair seems to be moving, surrounded by a very liquid breeze. As the hair of a mermaid.
Hair is a natural accessory, nature’s first fashion gift.
Do you feel the same way about hair?