Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lace Me Up

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Previously painted in 2012, 
this painting is now on a 1-week auction at DPW
at a very affordable starting bid!

A most interesting read on the history of the corset can be found here. One amazing moment in both US history & the history of the corset:

Shortly after the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, the U.S. War Industries Board asked women to stop buying corsets to free up metal for war production. This step liberated some 28,000 tons of metal, enough to build two battleships.

Corsets, on the other hand, were often used to force women's figures into an enhanced hourglass figure. A shape that was deemed to be more appealing. I am quite sure they were NOT comfortable, but were worn as they were expected, for manyf years by women who suffered silently. It does make todays women's underwear seem like such simple, little pieces!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

They sure are pretty but I'm glad I don't have to wear one!!


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