Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Musings

I need to apologize for not posting. Spring is my favorite season but it's also tough on my asthma because of my allergies. I've been sick with a particularly nasty cough. I had a fever for a few days but thankfully that's gone and I am on the mend.

If you didn't read the contest post, Courtney was the winner of The Convenient Groom. I'm preparing for another drawing soon so keep an eye out for it in the next week or so. :o)

Someone showed me this famous picture taken at the end of World War II and asked me if I recognized it. Of course I did. I've seen it many times. She pointed out that a statue had been made based on the photograph. I didn't know that. A life size one is in New York and a giant one is in San Diego. 

The artist took a few liberties though. In the picture (and a different view shows it even more plainly) we can see the nurse is wearing white stockings. It's why her legs blend in with her shoes but her hand looks much darker. The description of the photo also says that she was clutching her skirt - pushing it down towards her body.

Look at the giant statue in San Diego ~

If you click on the picture and see it bigger, you can see that the face of the sailor is very poorly finished. Her legs look bare - but are visible for quite a distance. In order to view the statue you almost have to look up her skirt. I think it's in poor taste. If I took my kids on a trip to see the sights I would rather talk to them about the victory and the joy of that moment instead of talking to them about not looking up a statue's skirt. How silly. They could have blocked out the bottom of her skirt and made it solid or something.

What do you think - am I being an artistic prude and focusing too much on getting the historic details right?


  1. If you are being a prude, I guess I am, too. How easy it would have been to make the skirt solid. It would have even saved the time it took to get her upper legs done right. I do appreciate learning about the statue. I didn't know it existed, either.

  2. Sylvia - I'm glad I'm not the only one. :o) I do think it would have been an easy fix. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I had no idea about the statue! And no, I don't really wanna look up a chic's skirt. :) We have a huge statue of a woman outside one of my hometown's tire places. I never knew why she was there, but you can look up her skirt too. I don't get it.

  4. Guess I'm also a prude. I think they could have done something so your not looking up her skirt. Good grief!

    Hope you get to feeling better soon! One of my cats has recently become allergic to everything. I'm going to have to start getting him allergy shots!

  5. Jessica - Another one! I hope it isn't a new trend. I tell you people sometimes do the strangest things. lol Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o)

    Angie - Well - maybe we should form a club. ;o) I do hope your cat gets to feeling better soon. Allergy shots don't sound like a lot of fun.