Blowhard, Esq. writes:
In The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form, British art historian Sir Kenneth Clark writes:
Polykleitos has perfected his idea of equilibrium, the weight resting on the right leg, the left bent as if to move…The pose was invented for the male figure, but by one of those happy accidents which often accompany the discovery of genius, the female figure has drawn from it a more lasting profit; for this disposition of balance has automatically created a contrast between the arc of one hip, sweeping up till it approaches the sphere of the breast, and the long, gentle undulation of the side that is relaxed; and it is to this beautiful balance of form that the female nude owes its plastic authority to the present day. The swing of the hip, what the French call the déhanchement, is a motive of peculiar importance to the human mind, for by a single line, in an instant of perception, it unites and reveals the two sources of our understanding.
I think you’ll agree that Ms. Champagne has a déhanchement that would make Polykleitos plotz.
Nudity below the jump. Have a good weekend, y’all.