8 monthes ago - By Illustration Art

    At the beginning of this series on nude images, I suggested that mapping the human body was similar to uranography, the astronomical science of mapping the cosmos.
    One reader inquired: "What the hell are you talking about?"
    True, our fragile bodies are not quite as big as the universe, but our complexity and variety and capacity are just as vast.
    Some planets are immense and fertile:
    Gaston Lachaise's view of his wife as an earth mother
    The planet Mercury, closest to the sun, is burning hot on one side and freezing cold on the other:
    Stephen Early
    The universe was governed by the Newtonian...
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