Saturday, 9 June 2012

anatomical moonbathing

When I was in my late teens, early twenties, I enjoyed sunbathing so much I decided moonbathing would be fun, too--and would have the distinct advantage that you wouldn't have to put on stinky sunscreen that stings your eyes. So I organized a couple of moonbathing parties when I was in college: late in May, right before exams...why not strip down and lay on a blanket under a big full moon?

Well, it never really caught on, but I enjoyed it. So I thought perhaps this late 18th-century Florentine "anatomical Venus" could use a trip to Florida circa 1960 for a night of moonlight, where she could hear the water in the bay and the palm fronds soughing in a light breeze.

This is actually a mash-up of two postcards: the vintage Florida card, plus a postcard from Morbid Anatomy, where you can scroll down and see what this waxen Venus looks like on the inside (her real beauty).


  1. Truly gorgeous! I think I would prefer moon bathing too :)

  2. WoW! Excellent. Good concepts - both the idea of moon bathing and the use of Venus as an illustration of the art of moon bathing.