Tuesday, June 20, 2006

a fetish as old as the....


i was looking around on wikipedia and i found from some other link the root to my fetish with the roman poem of pygmalion. the description of it all is here. while an english translation can be found here.

pygmalionism relates to statuephilia or agalmatophilia which all of course can be found at leem's site here.

but it doesn't quiet cover the people who want to become the dolls, the mannequins or the statues now does it?

xx

6 comments:

SteveMND said...

In a similar vein, there's the nineteenth-century ballet, Coppelia, about a man who creates a clockwork doll so realistic that it is fallen in love with...

Oneeyedjack said...

"but it doesn't quiet cover the people who want to become the dolls, the mannequins or the statues now does it?"

Actually I think it does. Think about it in context of the time. Barbie didn't exist in Roman times. That was the closet they got.

My parents had a painting depicting the famous story that I used to stare at all day as a young boy. Certainly an awakening in the life of my sexuality.

jsan said...

a little older than rome though greek actually.

Oneeyedjack said...

My mistake Jsan.

WinterRose said...

Annnd there's my FAQ. Sitting on Leem's site cos he hosts the mirror. ^_^ I even used that picture.

Leem said...

Hey, thanks for the link. A little publicity never goes amiss.

I used the Pygmalion picture myself as well as variations of it - I've even got a page about Gerome's art:

http://www.p-synd.com/gerome.htm