Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Nun - Unmentionable


This watercolor was made for this moth EBSQart Show - Unemtionables Underwear
its' a squared art 5.5 x 5.5 inches painted on Arches 14olbs paper.

There's a story below it:
There’s a way to say here in Italy that says:” The dress doesn’t make the monk”…
This paint is inspired by a fact really happened to me when I was a young girl and used to spend some days during the summer with my friend Emanuela at her home near the sea in Tuscany.
One day, I was hanging up my bikini after coming home from the beach and saw a nice g-string (quite innovative at that time) hanged there, as neither me, my friend or her mother used to use this kind of underwear I asked who was the owner of this garment.
The replay to my question was like a frozen shower to me, because I discovered that the owner was my friend’s aunt that was in vacation there too.
What shocked me was that the aunt was quite old and that she was a nun!!!
That’s quite unmentionable and if I hadn't seen it with my eyes I would difficult have believed this, in this case we can say: “the dress doesn't make the nun”

4 comments:

Theresa Bayer said...

Love the art, and the story. Hilarious! Great expression on the nun's face.
Your line and wash watercolors are so charming.

Mark said...

This is wonderful Lore - and your work on the hands paid off, they are great! You've won my vote dear :)

Kathy Jurek said...

Lore, just saw this on EBSQ this morning. Too funny!

Loredana said...

Thank you boys and girls I enjoed so much working on this that I'm thinking to make a little serie...
Unfortunaltely it's still unsold:-(