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May 15th, 2018 -- by Bacchus


A big pile of nymphs, as painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Formally titled Les Oréades, and housed in the Musée d’Orsay:

pile of nymphs

Bouguereau, man. One of these days in the afterlife I’m gonna have to hunt him down. I think I owe him a beer.

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January 14th, 2018 -- by Bacchus

I, Too, Am A Weary Walker

The painting Nymphs and Satyr by William-Adolphe Bouguereau has long played an important part in the iconography of Erosblog, so you may imagine my delight when I encountered the following rendition of it in a detail of a print of a newspaper cartoon at the “Museum Confidential” exhibit of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa Oklahoma, which museum I visited in the company of The Nymph and my good friend Dr. Faustus not so long ago. You’ll recognize the painting at once, I think:

Rendition of Nymphs and Satyrs by E.A. Filleau of Kansas City MO

Zooming out just a bit, here it is in the cartoonist’s imagined museum presentation:

framed cartoon version of nymphs and satyrs

The cartoon itself is quite deliciously meta, featuring a weary walker who just can’t seem to find that scenic spot, a sentiment with which I am in ultimate sympathy:

weary walker viewing Nymphs and Satyrs

The above is a crop from my cell phone photograph of a print under glass below harsh museum lights, so it’s not an ideal reproduction. Both above and in the uncropped version, there are bright lights reflecting from the glass. With a little looking I was able to find an online scan of a slightly different edition of the print, showing somewhat less detail, but also with fewer visual artifacts; that’s here.

This print is titled “Weary Walker At Art Exibit.” The artist is F.A. Filleau of Kansas City, Missouri; and the caption reads:

I’ve traveled the world over and tramped every spot on the map, but I’m damned if I can locate that brook.

Above, I referred to it as “a print of a newspaper cartoon” and my reason for doing so is a reference in a book called Peoria Stories (apropos a Nymphs and Satyrs copy purchased by a Peoria showman). Referencing the original Bouguereau artwork, the book discusses the period when the painting hung in the Hoffman House hotel in New York, and claims:

The painting gained even more popularity when it was caricatured in the local papers. The drawing depicts the work hanging in an art gallery as a man named “Weary Walker” stares longingly at the nymphs by the running water. “I’ve traveled the world over and tramped every spot on the map”, he muses, “but I be dammed [sic] if I can’t locate that brook.”

The minor differences in grammar, spelling, and captioning between the print exhibited at the Philbrook and the newspaper cartoon described in Peoria Stories makes me suspect that the print was a later publication, capitalizing on the popularity of the newspaper cartoon, and probably redrawn with improved artistry. If anybody who is a wizard with newspaper archives can turn up a copy of the original cartoon, you would surely earn a post and a place of honor in ErosBlog iconographic history!

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December 24th, 2016 -- by Bacchus

Reveling Reveling Reveling

The Youth Of Bacchus painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Today is Christmas Cookie Baking Day chez Bacchus, so we haven’t quite yet ramped up our solstice-season holiday revelry to the briskly-drunken tempo of the partying seen above in The Youth Of Bacchus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. (The Nymph firmly believes that too much drunken pagan revelry interferes with quality control in the production of the perfect sugar cookie.) But I hope and trust that we, here, and all of you dear readers, may all reach this level of wild revelry before the weekend is over!

My favorite detail is me, here, too drunk to ride my donkey:

drunken bacchus being helped onto or off of a donkey he's too intoxicated to ride

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November 8th, 2016 -- by Bacchus

The Swamp Of Equality

I owe a great debt to commenter Kim for accurately predicting my interest in and amusement at this political cartoon from the cover of a 1913 issue of Puck. If the cartoon strikes you somehow as being especially topical today, I shan’t be the one to try and argue you out of it:

suffragette women dragging England into the swamp of equality

The cartoon is captioned “Come on in, John, the water’s fine!” The name “John” is of course a reference to John Bull the personification of England, shown here being dragged into that dreaded swamp of equality entitled “Women’s Suffrage”. The four mostly-naked suffragettes doing the dragging are drawn with the full measure of comic mockery that was typical of the time. The “with apologies” legend at the extreme bottom right is presumably directed at William-Adolphe Bouguereau, the artist long-beloved here at ErosBlog for painting Nymphs and Satyr, which artwork this Puck cartoon parodies rather directly.

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November 22nd, 2011 -- by Bacchus

Casually Pepper Spraying Naked Cherubs

In case you missed it, UC Davis Police officer Lieutenant John Pike has become a runaway internet meme: the “Casually Pepper Spray Everything” cop. The meme-images number in the many hundreds. Here he is, courtesy of the Pepper Spraying Cop tumbler, spraying a violent, dangerous, rebellious cherub:

violent cherub surrounding Lt. John Pike

Mom, can you really just stop having me drink sea water out of those gross shells? You know that those things are full of sand and little crabs and stuff, right? You HAVE dranken out of them before? Yes, I said “dranken”. Do something about it. What, you gonna correct me? You’re the one having an unabashed tide pool orgy… AAUUAUAGGHAGHAGAHHHHHHHHHHHH”

(The source image for that photoshop is William Bouguereau’s The Birth Of Venus.)

If you want a sense of how badly Officer Pike fucked himself and his career with those moments of casual spraying, contemplate this: the major media are already churning out “I feel sorry for him” pieces like this one: Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike. Me, I’ll save my sympathy until he shows up on TV in tears and begs for forgiveness … which I expect will happen right about the time aliens appear in the skies of Earth to demand a disco revival.

Meanwhile, back to the LOLs!

pepper spray is a vegetable


March 6th, 2010 -- by Bacchus

Some Naked Witches For Dr. Faustus

So I stumbled on this image (click it for a very large version) and liked it on sight:

naked witches in The Vision

Let’s zoom in on some details, shall we?

detail from The Vision of Faustus

Next I learned that the painting is called The Vision of Faust, by artist Luis Falero. This made me think at once of my co-blogger Dr. Faustus and his own febrile visions; so you can imagine my delight, upon reading the fine print, at learning that the painting once hung in the same hotel bar as the Nymphs And Satyr painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau that has played such an important part of the ErosBlog iconography over the years:

Some years ago the management of a large and popular hotel in this city, having added an elaborate public room to the house, hit upon the idea of attracting attention to it by filling it up with pictures and objects of art. Among the former the most prominent was a world-famous, large canvas by Bouguereau, the “Nymphs Teasing a Satyr,” as the artist christened it, or “Nymphs and Satyr” as it is most generally known, and the painting by which Luis Falero effectively established his reputation, “The Vision of Faust.”

These pictures alone, and they were but part of a number more, cost many thousands of dollars. It has been estimated, by one of the heads of the house, that they alone have paid some ten times their cost in the amount of custom they have attracted, and relatively to the advance in market value of modern paintings of the first class, they could now be sold for double what was paid for them.

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December 21st, 2007 -- by Bacchus

Santa The Satyr

I was pretty entertained to discover that somebody went and used Photoshop to update and modernize (whilst leaving unchanged the essence of) a hairy old folk tradition that’s long been near and dear to ErosBlog:

santa clause seduced and stripped by nymphs - with apologies to William-Adolphe Bouguereau and his nymphs and satyr

Notice they are stripping him. Imagine a chorus of high female voices like you’d hear in Castle Anthrax: “But Santa! But Santa! It’s so warm and sunny here! We must get you out of that horrid fur and make you more comfortable! Much more comfortable…”

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