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September Morn: not nearly as racy as Archie might lead one to expect...

Knowing Archie, he probably liked the controversy as much as he liked the print.

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Date: 2009-04-19 05:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] parhelion
I agree about the controversy.

But it is also like him to have a painting that has a build-in social identity as male erotica hanging on his wall. This is about as obvious as leaving copies of Playboy around a fifties bedroom where they can be seen, or the complete and unexpurgated set of Casanova that Wolfe has in his bedroom on the bookshelves. They might as well both hang up signs that read "Red-blooded American male living in this room. Really. Check out the porn."

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Date: 2009-04-19 09:46 am (UTC)
soupytwist: stephen fry peering round a wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] soupytwist
Hahahahah! It's a lovely picture, but that is SO TRUE. *having fits of the giggles*

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Date: 2010-05-20 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ama_nesciri
Wow, that is really interesting, to see the painting! I find it very Thoreauvian and Neo-Classist. It almost seems like something Wolfe would like; I can see him liking Godward, Millais, Alma-Tadema, etc.

It's also interestingly modest for a nude. I can think of several other Neo-Classist paintings that are much more indecent and/or provacative. I think this is a potential example of how 'author' Archie doesn't line up exactly with the 'real' Archie that we see in the books. His mental image of himself and how he interprets (and wants to show) himself are in the book, and I wonder how different he would be if you met him in real life. I also find it odd that in his room he has a picture of Mount Vernon on the wall? This seems to be another detail that is never explained (ie. I don't recall him liking Revolutionary history etc.) along with the dressing gown and pyjamas. : )

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Date: 2010-05-21 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ama_nesciri
Oh yes, I know! (re: controversy). I just mean in terms of other Neo-Classist nudes. And I agree on the conservative art appreciation! =)


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