Lesbian Art History 101

Now don’t take this the wrong way, but I feel like you could know more. Not a lot more, just a little bit more. A smidgen. A speck. Art history is endlessly rewarding and rife with lesbianism both intentional and not. Enjoy the culture and many, many naked ladies embracing in friendship and symbolism, inspired by The Toast’s Mallory Ortberg and her series on Western Art History.  

Le Sommeil, Gustave Courbet (1866)Gustave_Courbet_-_Sleep_-_WGA05502

we are just two gal pals

enjoying a nappy nap

bestest buds

grasping snatches

in eternal friendship

 

La naissance de Bacchus, Le Maître Hovingham (from 17th century until early 18th century)Le_Maître_Hovingham_-_La_naissance_de_Bacchus

lean back

lean back

lean back

 

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Vanity, Modesty, and Death by Stradanus, Johannes.

Sup modesty

why would you assume I’m modesty

well—

what the actual fuck do I have to be modest about

no reason to get mad I was just

have you seen my velvety thighs and high forehead

yes

would MODESTY have tits like these

ok fine SUP VANITY

that’s better

great

who are you?

I’m death

pardon?

Death.

and you’re looking real good.

………..

I think I have to have you.

  

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