Category Archives: Art History

{Refined}

“elegant & cultured in appearance, manner, or taste.” In short, you can take me out in public without the fear of my inability to act decently. Of course, I am no wallflower and I enthusiastically engage with others; but I … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things: Halloween Edition

As you read this, I’m on my way to Los Angeles for the holiday to attend the West Hollywood Halloween party! Very excited about this! Halloween/Samhain and El Dia de los Muertos are the holidays I enjoy the most. I … Continue reading

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Dancing the Paphian Jig

Mental Floss published an article, 31 Adorable Slang Terms for Sexual Intercourse From the Last 600 Years, ┬ásome months ago about old-timey names for having sex. We humans clearly love our euphemisms for anything having to do with sex. While … Continue reading

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{Lovely}

I prefer to describe myself using this word if only because ‘beautiful’ is overused and almost borders on conceited; my opinion, obviously, feel free to disagree! Granted, all of us ladies in this little world must be boastful to an … Continue reading

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{Kallipygian}

Greek word for “beautiful buttocks” The Romanized version of this word is spelled with a ‘c’,┬ábut the first time I came across it was in an historical text written in Greek (which lacked a ‘c’ in their alphabet) so this … Continue reading

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Art and Sex

Nothing makes me happier than art and sex, well besides a delicious meal with champagne, and when the two come together, oh I hear the angels singing. There is a new anniversary printing of a book written by art historian … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun

I visited a museum today, here in my new city. Since I’ve been here, it is my fifth visit. I absolutely adore it. I’m not sure how it compares is square footage with the Art Institute in Chicago, it is … Continue reading

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