decor in the female form.
by victoria comment

12/9/19

mid-century modern living room with tweed sofa and large charcoal sketches of female forms. / sfgirlbybay

i’m still not over the sculpture thing — and i just keep seeing more and more of them as vintage decor accents and think they’re super cool! even those old ancient ones — older the better, i say and i keep on the hunt for them at the french (and stateside) flea markets. but i like the female form as decor in all kinds of artistic mediums, from these sculptures i’m so hung up on to paintings and photography. i think you may see how i’ve fallen in love from these images and i do hope you find some inspiration in them too. enjoy these accents in their very feminine, elegant, and always exquisite female form!

black and white mantel inspiration with artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

black and white bedroom with fabric artwork above bed. / sfgirlbybay

black and white home decor inspired by the female form. / sfgirlbybay

oversized framed black and white photo of female form. / sfgirlbybay

white walls in modern living room with concrete floors and mid-century modern leather bucket chair and black and white photo of woman on wall. / sfgirlbybay

colorful wall tapestry of female form. / sfgirlbybay

black and white home decor inspired by the female form. / sfgirlbybay

female sculpture in modern home. / sfgirlbybay

ceramic female sculpture on marble mantel. / sfgirlbybay

sculptures of female forms. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bust in modern home on mirrored table. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: estudio maria santos; artist caroline walls via in bed store; etc for short; culturainquieta; bo bedre; artist caroline walls via in bed store; artist Katrien de Blauwer via artsy; n studio; my domaine; Lidia Kostanek céramique ; adriaan louw photography; Cold Picnic Torso Bathmat in Cream; etc for short; @oneteaspoon_; bo bedre; milk decoration; the bushido code; Alisha Safo By Mara Lazaridou; becoming roux; luis puerta; herb ritts via my modern met; john derian’s home via new york times; luis puerta; my paradissi; deb via flickr; artist caroline walls via miss moss; nordic design; artist navio vazio; babette; jonas ingerstadt photography; form atelier via we are doré; habitually chic.

2 responses to “decor in the female form.”

  1. I was in a museum saturday and I saw a video there of a woman posing for the artist filming her. And her whole demeanor was slightly bashful and self conscious. I found it painful to watch (as a woman). Later her daughter also posed for the video. And it made me aware of how women are used to being looked at, being judged within that gaze and how that can distort our relationship to our body. And it made me acutely aware of all this art that has been made over the course of thousands of years of naked women and all these women who were asked to bare their bodies. Personally I have been a nude model for two female artists at one point in time, one of them was a friend, but they were drawing me, not making a video. It did feel weird when one of her drawings of me ended up above her boyfriends bed, who was also a friend. So while in the past I looked at art “celebrating the female body” without a second thought I now have some reservations about all this. Something has been taken from that person in the process of making that depiction of their physical form.
    As women we can feel freedom in relation to our bodies, but sadly some people can’t relate to that and abuse it. It is a tricky question, how to deal with that. I hold on to what Khalil Gibran has said about clothes, that one day we won’t need them any more.

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