Sunday, October 3, 2010
When Art Embraces the Feminine Beauty
As I experienced the artwork in Cimitero di Staglieno, Genoa Italy, I was in bliss. Ironically death was not the issue. The artist did not sign his or her name either. What was left was a stone medium that conveyed the feminine beauty like nothing I'd ever seen before. It was the first time in my life that saw the female body as a work of art. I knew it instinctively but to see it outside in the world was overwhelming. The women portrayed were small, large, traditional, nude and everything else in between. No shape of a woman was left out. It was not your Vogue models in stone. The artists used real women to capture the essence of humanity and also to honor the dead.