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Your Dante

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Beata Beatrix, ca 1864-70.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Beata Beatrix, ca 1864-70.

Be my Lizzie

and I will be

your Dante

capturing your beauty

in words

instead of colours.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The model is Elizabeth Siddal, a writer and painter in her own right.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Art

 

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Private Dancer

Private Dancer by Jack Vettriano

This is one of my favourite Jack Vettriano paintings

Partly because, from my perspective, the relationship between the man and the woman is not as obvious as it may first appear.

The scene is clearly a ‘gentleman’s club’.  A woman is beginning a dance for a man who is seated upon a red leather bench in front of her.  We cannot see the man’s face, but there is something in the shape his left hand is making that suggests his arousal, his need, his wanting to touch her.  Behind his head there is a mirror that shows the reflection of a middle-aged man and a presumably young woman.  They appear to me to be entering a room together, something beyond striptease.

The pose of the woman in the foreground with her back to us is provocative.  She is a typical Vettriano woman – sensual and sexy without being perfect.  There is a lovely tilt to her hip, and one can imagine the silk of her stockinged leg brushing against the man’s trousers as she moves.

She appears to represent the man’s plaything and yet I’m not sure I see it like that.  Many will disagree, but I see her as possessing power.  He has paid his money but somehow this dance is on her terms.  Perhaps it is the fact that she is standing and he is seated, possibly there is something in her stance that is predatory.  It could be that the monetary transaction has betrayed his weakness.  His desire has given her control.

Yet it is not the ambivalence I see in the painting that I most enjoy.

What I really I adore is how it reminds me of the pleasure of a truly private striptease – one by a woman for her lover – a submissive for her Master.

What she wears, designed to thrill

The way she moves so seductively and sensually.

How she carefully choreographs herself to the music.

The thrust of her hips.

The slight sway of her sweet breasts.

The proudly erect nipples.

The amazingly sexy wiggle of her marvellous arse.

The achingly submissive look in her eyes.

The toss of her hair.

The way she strokes herself.

Her parted thighs.

The rising excitement as each garment is removed.

The certainty of her gorgeous nakedness in my arms when the music stops

The deep pleasure we both get…

I feel myself stiffen as I write…

I would recommend it to lovers everywhere.

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A version of this post was originally made in my blog Love Affair Diary under the title of A Recommendation to Dance.

Here are some suggested songs for disrobing

The painting is of course by Jack Vettriano

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Art, Erotica, Lovers Past

 

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Many a submissive girl’s fantasy

A past lover adored this painting

‘The Assessors’, by Jack Vettriano.

To be naked and bound.  Perhaps blindfolded.  To be examined, admired and studied intently by strangers.  Smartly dressed men.

Perhaps touched and fondled.  If the Master allows it.

It is many a submissive girl’s fantasy.

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Originally posted in my blog Love Affair Diary

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Art, D/s, Erotica, Lovers Past

 

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Every man

He forgets how lovely she is.

Their lives only touch at the edges.  He has not seen her for days.  She only visited him in his imagination.  He could not fully recreate her perfection in his fantasies.

So when they meet inevitably yet unexpectedly, he is knocked sideways by the collision.   He is stunned by the lithe and elegant sensuality of her body.  His breath is stolen by her brown-eyed beauty.

He is blown away by her smile.

He cannot understand why every man does not ache for her.

As he does.

(The photograph is a great favourite of mine – ‘American Girl in Italy’, taken by Ruth Orkin in 1951.  I love the way she has captured the impact of the girl’s innocent beauty on her testosterone-rich admirers).

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Art

 

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A Clever Capture

Scarlet ribbons, but not for her hair.

The art establishment may not always agree but I believe Vettriano’s work is powerful, evocative and instantly recognisable.  It oozes sensuality and some of it has a dark decadence that appeals to me. .

For me, this piece, Scarlet Ribbons, Lovely Ribbons works on two very different levels.  It has, for those of us with an interest in BDSM, great atmosphere.  The model, whose body is not perfect but is undeniably sensual, is secured to a wooden frame by red ribbons.  Her head is thrown back.  Her lips pout slightly.  One senses desire.  She is waiting in anticipation, excitement, and perhaps fear.  There is something religious about her pose – it is almost a crucifixion.  She is gorgeously submissive.

Yet one looks closer and one sees that the frame is an artist’s easel, daubed with paint.  The model has become the canvas, secured to the upright and cross member.  She is displayed in body rather than representation.  The label on the wall suggests a caption that would be found in a gallery.  She is the art itself.

It is a clever capture.

 

 

(Originally posted by me in Love Affair Diary)

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Art, D/s, Erotica

 

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His Favourite Girl

Some in the art establishment will sniff at Jack Vettriano.

But I adore his work.  Not so much the slightly insipid beach paintings, but his darker, more erotic studies with its D/s and BDSM elements.

The women in Jack’s paintings are sensual and real.  Yes, they are stylised and some are glamorous, but their bodies are conjured from physical knowing rather than a schoolboy fantasy of silicone and air-brushed curves.

This is one of my favourites.  A semi naked woman is poised at the entrance to a room.  There is something relaxed and almost languid about her pose.  And yet to me she is electric with sensuality.

It as if she is on stage, the doors have become parted curtains, and she is looking out to her audience of one.  There are lights behind the seated man who is waiting for her.  They will shine upon her, and yet he too appears to be caught in the illumination.

I like the way Vettriano has caught the tilt of her hip, the honesty of her shape, and the erotic beauty of her submission.

Ah, for such a favourite girl.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Art, D/s, Erotica

 

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Missing

Missed

 

She is torn.

Between security and thrill.

She does not realise

Both are for the taking.

 

She is wired

By the promise of his message.

She does not recognise

Moments are sliding past.

 

She is sure

Of the power of her beauty.

She does not understand

The nature of his pride.

 

 

Copyright: The author writing as Romantic Dominant

This is a brand new poem. So much is taken for granted …

The painting is by Anne Magill and is called On The Town.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Art, Poetry

 

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