Thursday, 13 December 2012
The focus of this artist’s work is often on the bench along which the girl will lie for her punishment, usually to be given with the birch. The punishment bench has featured here before.
It seems to be the traditional way in which girls were punished in Russia, and the girls are often shown with hands and feet tied to the bench. But of course that means that their buttocks are not spread at all, other than during their contortions under the rods. In my view a well spread bottom is an essential part of girlish corporal punishment.
But that is not to say that these drawings are not erotic, as they capture the moment when all hope is lost and the girl has to strip and go over.