Thursday, January 3, 2019

Guy Farmer writes


It’s clear that
All that is happening
In that predatory mind
Is a miserable plan
To curry favor,
Establish dominance.

The need to be loved,
While overlooking the
Unpleasant flaws of
Reality, paramount,
Only self-adulation
Featured on the menu.

Manipulating the limbs
Of cold mannequins,
Unfeeling eyes staring
Blankly, no connection
To actuality, only
Temporary gratification.

Mannequin art photography collages by Eleanor

Mannequin Collage -- Eleanor

Ralph Pucci The Art of the Mannequin Exhibition

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin -- Butcher Walsh

1 comment:

  1. The Dutch word "manneken" (little man) became "mannequin" in French by the 15th century, referring to a female model, a meaning it retained until the mid-20th century. (According to Frances Keyzer, in her column on Paris in "The Bystander: An Illustrated Sixpenny Weekly" [15 August 1906]: "A mannequin is a good-looking, admirably formed young lady, whose mission is to dress herself in her employer's latest 'creations,' and to impart to them the grace which only perfect forms can give. Her grammar may be bad, and her temper worse, but she must have the chic the Parisienne possesses.") In English the word was translated (especially in Victor Hugo's works) as "artificial man." Ironically, Victor Hugo Rojas was a 20th-century window dresser for the designer Halson; he was the 1st to incorporate Pop art into his work, and later worked with Andy Warhol on various projects.


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