Hahahaha, did you see what I did up there? Like "deciduous trees" but with dicks. I'll be waiting by my phone, Pulitzer committee.
Back in March, while everyone was celebrating the triumphs of the ladydom, we gave you an overview of the art world's apparent obsession with vaginas in the name of art, culture, feminism, etc, etc. Since we're equal opportunists, we'd like to present you another brief explanation of artists' fascination with our naughty bits. This time, we're going to talk about peen!
Still, hers was far from a universal reaction. So good in fact that it sent me down a historical wormhole of the phallic art that led to my penis poster. Ina team of archeologists stumbled upon some penis drawings on a remote Greek island in the Aegean Seathought to be some of the oldest on Earth, dating back to the fifth and sixth centuries B.
W hen excavations began at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in the 18th century, the place turned out to be full of penises. The ancient art preserved under ash from the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius was so rich in willies that the English antiquarian Richard Payne Knight argued for the existence of an ancient fertility cult there. After all, there was one still alive in southern Italy at the time.
These days, the idea of just what the "ideal" penis is always the subject of a storm of opinions. Is it all about size? What about girth?
These pictures are intended for USAmerican women and others who may have never seen intact "uncircumcised" penises before - or not known what they were looking at. This entire sequence - the next five pages - has been turned into a slide show with musicoff-site. Poseidon throwing a trident some say Zeus throwing a thunderboltmore than years old, fished out of Cape Artemisium innow an icon of Greece.
The painting itself is actually a masterful piece of political propaganda, commissioned by the Guelph religious faction of Central Italy against the Ghibellines of Northern Italy, implying the village of Massa Marittima would experience sexual perversion and witchcraft should the Ghibellines be given power. Fancy dangling this to up your home decor game? Ok, so there are not one, but TWO secret penises in this not-so-simple domestic scene by 18th-century English painter Thomas Gainsborough.
Art and literature, especially from ancient Greece and the age of the Renaissance has a culturally-biased attitude towards human male penis, with penis shape deemed to be important, whilst penis size less interesting. More important were the correct proportions and closeness to the image of an ideal male, which is often yout hful, innocent and therefore shows signs of a small, uncircumcised penis is best. Read on.