Thursday, February 3, 2011


I had told a friend that it was not hard to philosophize when I lay in my self made lonesome bathtub in the daytime with one candle seeking an honest man to share it with...

The Greek cynic philosopher Diogenes of Sinope was discovered by me after listening to a song on the album Against the Grain by Bad Religion called "Get Off".  Dictionary is required when you listen to Bad Religion.  This was years ago, when the group was new and out there

Diogenes made a virtue of extreme poverty, famously begging for a living and sleeping in a tub in the marketplace. He became notorious for his provocative behavior and philosophical stunts such as carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to be looking for an honest man.  He regularly argued with Plato, disputing his interpretation of Socrates and sabotaging his lectures.  After being captured by pirates and sold into slavery, Diogenes eventually settled in Corinth, where he was admired by Alexander.  Diogenes was one of the few men to ever publicly mock Alexander the Great and live. (wiki).  
Diogenes was the father of Cynic philosophy  which was later transformed into Stoicism

Diogenes' Daughter by MadelineWoe
Manipulated from Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Nude Study

I can draw when I put my mind to it, but it is a bit off and many times flat.  I can copy and make tattoo flash.  I obviously need schooling to improve.  If I were to draw this is what I would draw.  I would give the poor girl some fuller tits, though.

1 comment:

Bouncin' Barb said...

It's a beautiful picture. I would tweak the tits too. That would make an awesome tattoo.