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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Witches

Well the party is over and now it's just a matter of clean-up. I will probably post some images later this week.....but for today let's look at some vintage photography and art.

Themes of the supernatural have always had strong sexual undercurrents. I believe that tells us a lot about how we as humans regard sex. Scary creatures, no matter how perverse or ghastly have always been linked in some ways to the erotic. Vampires, witches, even demons......all have been depicted both as hideous monsters and as alluring temptations. 
The nude witch on her broom is a popular subject.

Even ads used this theme.

She should really watch where she's going!

Even when the actual witch is not depicted sexually, often the circumstances around her, 
reek of forbidden themes:



Update this picture, and you have a scene straight out of any contemporary Lezdom photo shoot.

This is part of a short series, but I just love the whimsy, and theatrics of it.

My only regret was that I could not find a Victorian "spanking witch", so I'll just conclude with this modern drawing ............to add some color:


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Addendum
Here's a shot of Rosa and me from yesterday:

Hitchcock meets 18th century grave-robber.




15 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind having a "spell put on me" by a few of those witches - with switches.

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    1. Witches with switches?

      It's a bitch when you can't get a witch to cure your itch with a switch. You should work on your pitch so you end up switched instead of ditched. But since you're already hitched, you could end up stitched.

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    1. To what in particular are you invoking your Yiddish? ;-)

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  3. All the rhymes which at times seem like crimes

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    1. Then with the 'oy veys', be thankful I didn't work "kitsch" in with the other -itches. ;-)

      "No more rhymes now! I mean it!"

      "Anybody want a peanut?"

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  4. What am I, an elephant?
    Watching baseball.
    Oh, a bunt!

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  5. Funny...I have never associated witches with spanking (except for Elvira ) - until now!
    Thanks for the pics and for portraying the beautiful side of witches without warts ,crooked noses and army boots.

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  6. I always knew that witches did not have to be scary...
    PS: great costumes for your party.
    bottoms up
    Red

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, Red. We take our Halloween very seriously. ;-)

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  7. Rosa is lovely (as always!) and you? Well, you are actually frightening!

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    1. Thank you, Merry............on BOTH counts!

      I'm considering doing a 'family tree of ghouls' theme over the years. This 1790-era character would have been the Great-Grandfather of the late Victorian-era 'gray ghoul' I have been the past couple of years. Next year I'm seriously planning to do the Father.......a ghastly Civil War Confederate soldier. And I'm toying with a more drastic departure with a possible 1920's-era ghoul to be the son at some point down the road.

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    2. But Confederate soldiers are so EVIL, not to mention losers...☠️

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