American Innocence

30Jul12

Benson eating-off-the-mantleBenson AmericanaAmericana the barnBetty Pagenaked-roughneckssorority girls having funAbove is a random selection evocative of American spanking images from the 20th century.

The Benson black and white drawings are the classic domestic scene and even the nude portrait of Betty Page, famed BDSM model of the 1940s, now seem innocent.

The switching scene has taken the mundane 19th century domestic scene and given it a twist in which the participants are also innocent. However, the viewer has quite different thoughts.

The roughneck nudes from 1962 are an oddity. It is clearly a fun picture, but one that also could be said to evoke some harsh disciplinary fantasy.

Finally, we have the modern sorority girls indulging in behaviour that would have shocked their grandmothers and would have got them spanked in Betty Page’s day, but would now be viewed as innocent fun by all but the most diehard puritan.



4 Responses to “American Innocence”

  1. 1 Old Tom

    I really think that a nice shade of red on those bottoms in the last picture would set off the paintings on their backs to a treat

  2. There is a great deal to be said about innocence. I hope you continue to find inspiration on this topic.

  3. 3 JCP

    I agree with Old Tom…NICE

    JCP

  4. I wonder what your famous house mother Mrs Main would have made of a group of her Freshmen found in such a state as shown in the last pic…..


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