I try to be a conscientious blogger. As much as I blog for my own enjoyment and fulfillment, I try to consider the varying tastes of my readers, and oblige them with due diligence. Some prefer art modeling stories and experiences, while others come for the little art history discussions. Still others favor my New York City and nature/animal snapshots, while others have become engrossed in my intimate personal disclosures. So I mix it up the best I can, so no one goes too long without getting a fix of their chosen material. It’s all good. While Museworthy can’t possibly be all things to all people, it can – and does – aim to please. Much like it’s author’s nature and personality. I am nothing if not attentive to my readers’ needs 😉
Just within the broad category of art, there are more subcategories, and I think I’ve picked up on the specific tastes of many readers. There’s the Picasso/Matisse/20th century gang, the academic figurative Art Renewal Center gang, the portrait gang, the “famous muse” followers, and those who simply enjoy drawings, regardless of era or genre.
One of my oldest and most loyal readers once expressed to me that he is particularly fond of backs. (Female backs, I presume). The back is a tragically underappreciated body part. Perhaps it has been neglected because when it comes to a female figure, people generally want to see, you know, “full frontal nudity”. The goods. Always the crowd-pleaser. But many, like my dear reader friend 🙂 , would argue that the back is far and away the most sensual and sexy part of a woman’s body.
Much to my delight, the title of this post serves two appropriate meanings – it introduces the following image for my friend, and also expresses my humble duty to all my readers. My pledge that I am, and always will be, aware and mindful of what’s happening here. From Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, this is Half-figure of a Bather, from 1807: