lundi, octobre 03, 2011

Vilhelm Hammershøi's “ En ung brystsyg pige ” (1888) painting was my favorite one in the Fynen Art Museum, Odense. The translation says “ A young weak-breasted girl ”. I don't know about you, but I find this painting beautiful. And I don't see the woman breast weak at all! What was the regular size of a woman breast in Denmark, in the 19th century?
When this small painting is travelling, its name changes. When the painting was shown in Switzerland in 2005, it was renamed “ Portrait of a young woman ”. She is not a weak-breasted woman anymore, especially in Switzerland. Jane Birkin, Kate Moss, Charlotte Gainsbourg made small breast more sexy than big tits. Would Vilhelm Hammershøi's still call his painting “ En ung brystsyg pige ” in 2011?