Comments on: RequiesCat In Pace http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:30:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: The eternal vigilance of the creepy dolls : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-843763 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:29:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-843763 [...] is insanely green and lush.  I trimmed back the overgrown herbs, pulled some weeds, and finally re-installed by creepy doll guardians.  (They are apparently not creepy enough to serve as scarecrows regarding some of the [...]

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659611 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:48:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659611 Then it sure as fuck ain’t Telly Savalas!

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By: Valley of the Dolls, Stepford edition : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659604 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:18:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659604 [...] can’t let the coincidence of this pass me by, since we’re talking about dolls and the objectification of girls’ and women’s bodies again.  Squadratomagico has a great post up on the off-label hormonal engineering of baby girl [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659587 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 19:16:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659587 If only Talky Tina could repel whatever is eating the hollyhock and brussels sprouts leaves! Strangely enough (or not!), they leave the garlic and herbs alone. . .

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659583 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 18:59:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659583 I’m Talky Tina, and I don’t like you.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659528 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:03:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659528 If I was some kind of varmint I’d give your garden great leeway in favor of one less well defended by these garden gods. Maybe even leave an offering of a new and well-potted hollyhock or something like that. I did worry a little that Cat’n Morgan in the third picture might tend to slack a bit as the overall staff grew, but if ze fought off a fox, I guess no problem there!

I’ve thought about updating on the windowbox colony in Philadelphia, which has undergone numerous personnel changes over the years, but I’ve got a new cam-phone and haven’t figured out how to send pictures. I’ll have another look, though. There was a very weather-beaten surfer-dood doll basically batching in the place the last time I looked, as the ladeez had all flown!

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By: mo http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659502 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:43:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659502 I’m fascinated by your doll posts. Have you read the sections in Sharon Marcus’s “Between Women” on little girls’ violence to dolls in the context of patterns of dominance and violence between women & girls? (It’s been a while since I read it, so that might not be a perfect summary.)

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659403 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:50:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659403 I am jealous of your garden boxes, but the doll parts keeping watch kinda creep me out.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659331 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 13:35:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659331 Gotcha Vance. Thanks for coming back to clarify. There is a connection–but only through the dolls.

Of course, Bellmer was just doing what painters were doing with a different medium. When we look back at the angular and even violent reshapings of the human body in general (and the female form in particular) in paintings by Picasso, for example, and some of the German Expressionists, the connections to Bellmer’s work are pretty clear.

Robert Hughes ain’t a bad guy, and he has done a valuable service in making art criticism so accessible to Americans. But, from what I’ve read, he’s more focused on the aesthetics than the politics of art.

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By: Vance Maverick http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/30/requiescat-in-pace/comment-page-1/#comment-659087 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 06:11:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11524#comment-659087 I don’t disagree at all, Historiann. Certainly I don’t mean an endorsement of Bellmer! I think I understand what you’re after, but I find it difficult to see past the association of doll parts with Bellmer; this rather indicts the rigidity of my own background (mainstream accounts of modern art such as Robert Hughes).

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