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Re: Aroids in Art

  • Subject: Re: Aroids in Art
  • From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist@malesiana.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:51:12 +0800

reminds me of a school trip to the Wallace Collection, where the sumptuous 
paintings by Fragonard left me (then about 13) with my mouth open but which 
no-one else seemed to see as the least erotic...



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "hermine" <hermine@endangeredspecies.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroids in Art


> At 02:51 PM 11/25/2007, you wrote:
>>Hi Hermine... not all... BUT Arum maculatum is in European folklore very
>>much associated with human (and other mammalian) sexuality; most of the
>>common names (Lords & Ladies, Cuckoo Pint, Dog's Dibble, Wake Robin, and 
>>so
>>forth) are laced with sexual innuendo.
>
> as a wee tot, i thought this stuff, those pictures, were really like,
> in the FORBIDDEN category, but my parents never noticed. So much
> embedded passion in art, poetry. I liked that, rather than adverts
> for blue tablets and the description of what they do and what are the
> bad side effects. Innuendo leaves room for your personal imagination
> to fill in the blanks with HOT SAUCE.
>
> hermine
>
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