March 30, 2008

Pictures from the Khmer Dynasty room.

Cambodian sculpture at the Met

Cambodian sculpture at the Met

Cambodian sculpture at the Met

Photos taken yesterday at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

32 comments:

nansealinks said...

oh, Ann

you finally got it right. The center of that fisheye lens is the least warped. Big round stone cut breasts that women feed the world on. But what if the enemy came while the our men were out fighting and the women all died. No more tits of europa to suckle on.

On what would the children feed?
Best we train a pair of those women to become warriors and/or rulers?

And the cows, those gorgeous bright eyed givers? Dare we honor them by placing them high above on the pedestal or crawl beneath the belly and be gracious of their contributions by drinking from the cup of their live?

Ann Althouse said...

nansealinks, I'm not sure what all you're talking about, but as for the fisheye lens and distortion -- the distortion is desired! I can see what I'm photographing, and I take the distortion I want. I only post photographs I like and I have a collection of lenses and 2 cameras. You can disagree with me about whether or not the distortion is aesthetically pleasing, but the assumption that I'm tolerating unintended distortion is just wrong.

vet66 said...

Any discussion of Cambodia should include feminist/western outrage regarding the sex industry exploitation of women and children there.

Eventually the peaceful times celebrated and represented in the Khmer Dynasty display room from the 9th-12th centuries will return to Cambodia. Angkor Wat will assist the wandering traveler in his quest for realization of the divine in each of us.

Bob said...

I'd guess that's a statue of a Khmer Dynasty stripper.

Ann Althouse said...

"Any discussion"?

We must always include the ugly? We cannot have a pure, separate occasion for contemplating the beautiful?

nansealinks said...

i was just being peotic. posting on my view of the picture, not really you.

the >>oh ann<< was just some poetic intro.

like when i post on my blog and talk to imaginary men.

i am glad to know your intent.

you, me, too?

i have a 100 camera with a cheap lens.

Ann Althouse said...

Is nausealinks drunk?

nansealinks said...

drunk on what?

life and freedom? individualism? half the time.

dipsomania? no

sixty-five said...

Men in shorts?? The 2-headed guy? Ha ha!

nansealinks said...

btw the links is from an old name-- has nothing to do with left (german)

has to do with relationships and chains

rcocean said...

Finally, a post with some sex appeal.

Chip Ahoy said...

Gods to the left of me, deities to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

I asked my mum how she knew what I was up to and she said, "Because I've got eyes in the back of my head!" Which seemed entirely plausible since Nana could remove her teeth. I kept looking for those eyes concealed beneath her hair in the back of her head whenever I got close enough. It's a wonder I could make any sense of the world with a lying mum like that.

Chip Ahoy said...

'Scuse, please, "lieing."

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Omaha1 said...

I love that you put the "men in shorts" tag on this :-)

Also if you look at the dragon sculpture its face is not that different from the pugs you photographed the other day. Maybe it needs the "dogs" or "animals" tag as well.

ricpic said...

A big bosomed gal, Cambodian or Thai,
Is quite an attraction to the eye.

titusoneeverylittlemovethatshemakes said...

They had some nice erect titties back then.

What happened to the tittie?

I saw Scarface last night for the first time and absolutely loved Al Pacino. God he was good in that role.

titusoneeverylittlemovethatshemakes said...

I love a nice erect pair of tits staring me in the eye and wanting my hog.

Erect tits were made for the hog to be placed in the middle of the tits and slowly pump.

peter hoh said...

chip: "lying" is the correct spelling.

THese photos make me think of Cambodian food. Mmm. Fortunately, there's a place about a mile from me that serves up some delicious Cambodian specialties. Not sure how authentic they are, but they taste great to me.

titusoneeverylittlemovethatshemakes said...

These photos make me think of round, supple, hard, erect tits that are wanting and needing a long hard hog to penetrate.

Thank you.

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rsb said...

Cambodian Rhapsody 7

Donald Douglas said...

Hmmm ... more breasts?

Valenti's going to be back here for some revenge attacks. At least we're not talking truck-flap girls. It's art!

American Power

rhhardin said...

Men in shorts needs a protest defense

Neighbor throws out a mirror, found art, Jan 8 2006

Dog is Annie.

ricpic said...

Angel Valenzuala at 12:32,

Weren't you that promising centerfielder who never made the bigs 'cause you couldn't hit the curve ball on the outside corner? Batter up!

ricpic said...

Annie: I'm so ashamed of my masters knees.

Christy said...

Is it just me, or do all the figures strike one as particularly large?

About 10 or 15 years ago one of the D.C. museums hosted an exhibit of Cambodian Art, including pieces from Angkor Wat. I remember one huge and magnificent reclining Buddha. I also remember the heartbreaking film produced by the Cambodian Government which accompanied the exhibit. Heartbreaking in that clearly there were none but ignorant peasants left in the country that produced such wonders. Seriously. Embarrassing film to watch.

John Lynch said...

Yeah, how is it 'men in shorts' but not 'breasts?'

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Ann Althouse said...

John, I have asked myself the same question. It just seems right.

Middle Class Guy said...

Trooper York said...
It amazing how they got both of her faces exactly right. Cool.


So those are not shorts, they are pedal pushers?

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