Paul Cadmus...

... this past Wednesday I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and had a good ole Tennessee look around... located on the edge of Central Park, the walk towards the museum provided the first glimpses of squirrel and other assorted wildlife... of them, the squirrels were the only ones not either riding a bicycle or holding down a park bench with a brown paper bag clutched tightly... but hey, it's Central Park... it was to be expected...

... three things are of note about this trip... I could probably name many, many more, but three shall suffice... upon arriving at aforementioned museum, I purchased a bottle of water and leant myself against the granite wall to enjoy a smoke... the walk from 49th Street had tuckered me out.... and as I so reclined, a covey of beauties in powder-blue skirts and white knee-socks appeared from 'round the corner and ensconced themselves half-way up the mighty staircase... impressed, I was, to say the very least... and I made a mental note.. sixteen year old vixens should not wear Catholic School Girl outfits in public... it's not just me, no... it's a public health hazard as was attested by myself as I heard taxis, BMWs, and the occasional Mercedes stomp their brakes as they approached the museum from the road.. those lasses were enjoying themselves mightily.. and that is a fact...

... next up are the sights that greeted my eyes as I wandered the corridors of the museum.. the bronze statues by Rodin were the most remarkable.. Adam and Eve... the Gates of Hell, etc... great and wonderful stuff... but as a purist, I pondered the ancients with greatest glee... namely a first-century marble of Temperance and her Bridle... it struck a chord that is still resonating as I sip upon my Gin and Tonic tonight... yes, Temperance and her Bridle... the literary uses of such are legion... and yet there she wore it.. on her left hand for all to see... a bridle carved of stone.. I smiled a knowing smile as I circled it... what a buxom lass she was... what a waste of voluptuousness... still, it was worth seeing...

... and lastly, something completely different... see, everyone takes from a trip exactly what they wish... that fact is universal... you go to Niagara, and what do you overhear?.. "oh my, Lester!... just feel how cold that spray is!"... yeah, you've been there... purchase a three thousand dollar trip to exotic Alexandria and take a field-trip to Giza?... "hey, Velma!.. Look at that the size of that Sphinx!.. they sure don't have'em like that in Tucson!"... yeah, yeah.... and so it goes..... hey, it is in our very nature as observists and voyeurs, and we catch what is tossed... we swing at the proverbial pitch... forgetting that sometimes we should duck and run rather than suit-up and take the field with the status quo...

... heavy stuff for a Monday?... well, too damn bad.. it's not really meant to be... but here is the REAL star of the Met.... if you should accidentally find yourself visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, make absolutely sure that you pay a visit to the exhibit of Paul Cadmus and his Seven Deadly Sins... why?.. trust me, his shit is profound... deeply... especially his rendering of the mighty, multi-vagina'd Lust... and if you don't know what I'm talking about, then let Google be your friend...

... hey, we're all about haute culture here at SWG... well, that and low-brow fart jokes.. and what would thrill you misguided miscreants more than a glorious homosexual pleasing the teeming masses with grotesque (and yet quite heartwarming in a way) renditions of our most base sins personified?... indeed... the answer is nothing... zilch... hey, you get what you pay for here, children... I travel and report so you don't have to.. call it a service if you will, I don't mind... but if you visit NYC, you've GOT to visit the Museum of Art....

... and so, behold Anger, my gentle readers.... (I'd have photographed Lust for you guys, but I feared blinding you delicate creatures)....

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... not that y'all can get the full effect from the photo, but he looked pretty damned pissed... he was covered in spines and had a very, very small penis.... Anger, indeed.... he and the other six paintings are the highlight of the Met...

by Eric on September 19, 2005 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
Bullshit So Far

Show us the LUST! Not your lust though.

Bullshitted by Ironnerd on September 19, 2005 08:58 PM

.. no way, man... one can only view so many vaginas at once... and in the case of "Lust".. well, there were just too many vaginas....

Bullshitted by Eric on September 19, 2005 09:01 PM

Come on, I’m not a gynecologist. I haven’t had my daily dose.

Bullshitted by Ironnerd on September 19, 2005 11:02 PM

http://www.tigtail.org/TIG/L_View/TVM/B/NAmerican/b.%20post%20WW%20II/cadmus-paul/cadmus-2.html

For what it's worth.

Bullshitted by Harvey on September 19, 2005 11:17 PM

.. no no, sorry... it's much too perilous..

Bullshitted by Eric on September 20, 2005 12:36 AM

reading this reminded me of my weekend... our beloved corps has seen fit to send me over to Okinawa... me being all about experiencing the culture, I decided to partake in some Habu Saki (Now that's some booze y'all need at your next blog meet theirs a snake in the bottle) while out and what come's by Japanese Catholic High School girls, I'm tellin ya I'm just lovin travelin abroad...

Bullshitted by oakleytexas on September 20, 2005 06:45 AM

Welcome back.

Bullshitted by vw bug on September 20, 2005 08:29 AM

Cool!!! I like paintings. I like trying to guess the mood or scenario that inspired the painting. Paul Cadmus seems to take a lot of the guesswork out of it. I like that.

Bullshitted by Kelly on September 20, 2005 08:47 AM

Wow, a most excellent set of NY posts! Not only have you done NYC justice, you've done my favorite sculptor a great service. My favorite of Rodin is the The Kiss.

Damn, Eric, you've captured the essence of city life. Thanks again for visiting our fair city and letting us see her through your eyes!

Please say hi to your wonderful blogless wife.

Bullshitted by michele on September 20, 2005 09:10 AM

dude, i really want to see the rest of these...

Bullshitted by Bri on September 22, 2005 03:33 PM