Anasyrma

Classic female postures enshrined in ancient wisdom and art. Associated with myth in the form of Sheilegh-na-gig and Aphrodite kallipyros (of the beautiful backside).
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Victorian prostitute

Victorian prostitute wearing her undergarments

Aphrodite Kallipygos, artist unknown, 1st c BC, National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Aphrodite Kallipygos, artist unknown, c BC, National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Nico Jesse - French Cancan,  Moulin Rouge, Paris 1960's. °

Remember to wear comfy clothes you can move in at NLNL Ballarat French Cancan - Moulin Rouge Paris Nico Jesse

The Moulin Rouge dancers fly the French flag colours as they dance.

The Moulin Rouge dancers fly the French flag colours as they dance.

La Goulue, “the glutton,” (née Louise Weber, 1870-1929) Parisian can-can dancer and celebrity (photo: unknown, probably Paris, circa 1890)

La Goulue, “the glutton,” (née Louise Weber, Parisian can-can dancer…

La Goulue aka Louise Weber aka The Queen of Montmartre - c. 1896 - Hand Tinted Photograph - @Mlle

La Goulue (The Glutton), a Moulin Rouge dancer.

Born to a laundress in Clichy France in 1866, La Goulue (nee Louise Weber) would grow up to become Paris’ Queen of the Night and muse for Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters of the Moulin Rouge.  At the age of 16 she would sneak off to dance halls dressed in the garments of her mother’s well-to-do clients.  It was around this time that she was given the nickname “La Goulue” (The Glutton) by journalist Gabriel Astruc because she would take customers’ glasses and quickly drink the contents

Born to a laundress in Clichy France in La Goulue (nee Louise Weber) would grow up to become Paris’ Queen of the Night and muse for Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters of the Moulin Rouge. At the age of 16 she would sneak off to dance halls dressed in.

Can-Can dancer; 1897

Can Dancer 1897

Apsara

Apsara

Moulin Rouge Costume Art by Catherin Martin Angus Strathie - Google Search

Moulin Rouge Costume Art par Catherine Martin et Angus Strathie

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Dépêche Mode, Paris by June Newton (© Alice Springs)

il rito dell'anasyrma

ancientart: “ Kallipygos Aphrodite, Greco-Roman marble copy after a Greek Hellenistic bronze, Naples National Archaeology Museum ”

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anasyrma--skirt raising

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