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Australian illustrator Sarah Bishop
January 22, 2007 10:42 AM   Subscribe

The girls, a probably-nsfw series of near-abstract shapes from Australian illustrator Sarah Bishop. [via Jahsonic]
posted by mediareport (38 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like big butts and I can not lie.
posted by yhbc at 10:47 AM on January 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


If this wasn't already the first comment, I was going to make it so. :)
posted by bullitt 5 at 10:50 AM on January 22, 2007


So, this Sarah Bishop is obviously an ass-man.

I like it.
posted by isopraxis at 10:53 AM on January 22, 2007


That's some honky tonky badonkadonk, right there.
posted by iconomy at 10:57 AM on January 22, 2007


superior posteriors, indeed.
posted by jonmc at 11:03 AM on January 22, 2007


That's like the 2nd Armored Division of tank ass, there.
posted by The Straightener at 11:04 AM on January 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


This seems very nuanced to me. Double entendre and all.
posted by koeselitz at 11:12 AM on January 22, 2007


Those girls can stand with both feet flat on the floor and shit in a dumpster.

I learned that expression from a collection of short stories that had been printed in biker magazines, and have never been able to use it until now.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:14 AM on January 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


R Crumb approved.
posted by peacay at 11:17 AM on January 22, 2007


Hot
posted by ob at 11:18 AM on January 22, 2007


Everyone looked like that until I got my prescription adjusted.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:19 AM on January 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


Everyone looked like that until I got my prescription adjusted.

That keeps getting funnier the longer I spend with it.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:26 AM on January 22, 2007


Interesting paintings, but I don't see anything "near abstract" about them.
posted by dobbs at 11:53 AM on January 22, 2007


Wow, I can actually trot out a fi-dolla word I learned not too long ago: "callipygian".

The art reminds me strangely of vegetables. In lingerie.
posted by Malor at 11:54 AM on January 22, 2007


Pop versions of an ancient concept
posted by prostyle at 12:11 PM on January 22, 2007


This is as much about broad hips and narrow waists as it is about asses. Your comments misrepresent the post!
posted by jouke at 1:25 PM on January 22, 2007


Not my "cup o' tea". BUTT it's fine for other folk i guess.
posted by winks007 at 1:27 PM on January 22, 2007


BIG BOOTY HOES GET WITH IT!
posted by klangklangston at 2:23 PM on January 22, 2007


If anyone ever wondered where the shape of a valentine came from, some of those pictures should lay the question to rest.
posted by ScotchLynx at 2:34 PM on January 22, 2007


Oh, greaaaat. Yet another set of images designed to warp the human psyche on our perception of what "beauty" and "sexy" is. How the hell am I supposed to live up to that unattainable ideal? HOW DO I GET SOME JUNK IN MY TRUNK?
posted by liquorice at 2:45 PM on January 22, 2007


J Scott Campbell was drawing ridiculously disproportioned girls long before this artist came along.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:47 PM on January 22, 2007


All I wanna know is, how does anyone make the time to crank out like a hundred of these things?! I can barely do my day job work, a weekly webcomic and the occasional side piece... *sobs*

If I could turn out that much work I wouldn't need a day job.
posted by zoogleplex at 2:52 PM on January 22, 2007


Can't wait for the "Preggers n' Lactatin'" series.
Unless I can.
posted by hal9k at 2:53 PM on January 22, 2007


Suck it, Botero
posted by lazymonster at 3:10 PM on January 22, 2007


Abstract, hell. That there is extremely, um, representational. As the Fark cats would say.
posted by sacre_bleu at 3:20 PM on January 22, 2007


Hey, that's a cool word, callipygean.

The person who taught me that word also taught me:

The love life of the camel is
more interesting than anyone thinks.
It has been known at times
to try and bugger the Sphinx.

But the posterior end of the Sphinx is
clogged with the sands of the Nile
and that accounts for the camel's hump and
the Sphinx's inscrutable smile.

I like some of Sarah Bishop's other work on that site. Simple. Contemplative geometry.

Another artist, a late friend, Lawrence Willette, also loved painting callipygean women.
posted by nickyskye at 3:43 PM on January 22, 2007


nickyskye:"The person who taught me that word also taught me:"

(A misremembered version that doesn't quite scan.)

The sexual life of the camel
ls stranger than anyone thinks
At the height of the mating season
He tries to bugger the sphinx
But the sphinx’s posterior sphincter
Is all clogged by the sands of the Nile
Which accounts for the hump on the camel
And the sphinx's instructable smile

In the process of syphilization
From the anthropoid ape down to man
It is generally held that the Navy
Has buggered whatever it can
Yet recent extensive researches
By Darwin and Huxley and Hall
Conclusively prove that the hedgehog
Has never been buggered at all.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:29 PM on January 22, 2007


Paging vito90.
posted by Wet Spot at 5:03 PM on January 22, 2007


Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.
posted by arcticwoman at 5:10 PM on January 22, 2007


I don't see anything "near abstract" about them

Abstract, hell.


Huh. If y'all can't see the abstracted shapes in this one, I don't know what to say. But ok, maybe most of the abstracting is occurring in my head, which is why I used "near-abstract." The way she pulls out and emphasizes shape and color from the female body reminded me of the way someone like Arthur Dove abstracted out shapes and color from landscapes and lawn mowers. It's clearly representational, sure, and not as far along as Dove's stuff, but I think the impulse to lose the representation in favor of stylized shapes is definitely there in some amount. I just see it more than you, I guess.

Perhaps being a fag helps me see past the badonkadonk more easily. :)
posted by mediareport at 7:23 PM on January 22, 2007


Well then, gotta celebrate that with the lyrics:
I Like Big Butts by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
posted by nickyskye at 7:23 PM on January 22, 2007


All you big-bottom lovers should check out Hilda, a fabulously zaftig 60s pin-up girl, linked by arcticwoman in the George Petty pin-up thread.
posted by mediareport at 8:31 PM on January 22, 2007


/derail
omg I love Les Toil's roly polys! And Duane Bryer's sweet Hilda. Hey, articwoman, pls do a front page post on his/their art!
posted by nickyskye at 8:59 PM on January 22, 2007


Her other stuff is pretty awesome as well.

Great post!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:28 PM on January 22, 2007


I (heart) Hilda. Broad where a broad should be broad, as the song goes.
posted by pax digita at 3:21 AM on January 23, 2007


With all due respect, these girls are much more steatopygian.
posted by Eideteker at 4:24 PM on January 23, 2007


Callipygian steatopygics.

Some people really like that.
posted by nickyskye at 7:04 PM on January 23, 2007


Baby got back indeed.
posted by deborah at 3:47 PM on January 24, 2007


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