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Bram Heemskerk

Obscene or cultural?

November 4, 2007 at 2:52 PM

Ok, I guess that this entry will perhaps give more comments than a subject like my last entry about the rare violinconcerto of Carl Nielsen, but nevertheless.
I saw a Halloweenface on a violin from Pauline Lerner
and I had to think about the cover of a book of the Dutch-Jewish (Freud inspired?) writer Arnon Gr├╝nberg. The book is called Tirza and here is the cover:

Obscene? Or sex sells? But it is a violin.
We have a strange tradition in our machine factory of metal labourers, most men, to sent from holiday a card with nudity on it. When I was in Wien I found such a card, but because there was a violinplayer on it I have a reason to put a censored (by myself) version on my blog.

So not really pornografic I thought.
For my last holiday I was in Kopenhagen, Denmark and I sent a card of a famous stautue, which is not too pornographic, because it is bronze. But it is a pity that she has no violin and bow in her hands.

From Bilbo Prattle
Posted on November 4, 2007 at 4:33 PM
Nudity in and of itself is not pornography.

And violins are anthropomorphic. That book cover is very clever--gives a whole new idea about tailpieces and bouts!

If you turn a fiddle upside-down, it looks like a face on a very narrow neck.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on November 7, 2007 at 7:01 PM
Love all these pics! Art, all of them.

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