Also --- who sits in a chair like that?
Do you mean..
1) Who sits in that kind of a chair?
2) Who sits in a (or any) chair in such a manner/pose?
Whoever commented the outfit, I would agree only to the extent that it looks a little dark - but otherwise, I think the outfit is actually pretty
cool, and you rarely see people in such interesting clothes anymore. Back then there was more freedom of thought even in the clothing world (except
for men, of course - equality didn't exist in practical reality then, and it certainly doesn't exist now).
Still, when you look at furniture and certain clothing from the past, you can even be almost shocked at how beautiful and delicately, detailedly
designed everything was, compared to the ruthless 'efficiency' culture and terrible 'fashion' culture we have nowadays. Look up pictures of old
armors, for example (there are some well-preserved ones in museums) - they are more beautiful than I would have ever thought - and I am sure there are
others here who will be surprised by their elegance and beauty as well.
Just to get you started, look up the armour of William Somerset for a good example, I think it's in the Tower of London. You can find good pictures of
that armor with search engines on the web. Here is one example:
Here is another good example (A gothic plate armor)
(Hm, this link doesn't seem to work, because it somehow transforms the %85.jpg outside the url-tag, although I have done this correctly, but you can
easily find the image by clicking the picture in this wikipedia page:
I don't know why the image URL is actually in russian in the english wikipedia .. weird.)
The images are quite large, but they are worth it.
My point is, people of modern times mock past beauty because they have been brainwashed to accept 'modern look' as the "cool" one, and can't see past
their conditioning and programming. So they must disrespect anything from the past. But if you simply look at things, without considering any social
implications, who can say that the woman's outfit isn't actually more refreshing and beautiful to look at (as far as it's shape and design is
concerned at least - we don't know the color, and the shade seems a little dark), than anything you see on modern TV or in a shopping mall?
Why aren't clothes and other things designed to be this curved, detailed, beautiful etc. anymore? Think how interesting furniture and technology could
look like - instead of being -only- efficient, they could also look more eye-pleasing. Look at any generic computer. It's a dull, grey box, or a dull,
black box. Sure, there are some color variations and weird gimmicks in the designes here and there, but in general, there's no aim for beauty and
elegance in the design of anything. Why do buildings have to be so square? Windows, doors, everything.. well, to be accurate, it's more like
"rectangle", I suppose. But why must these sharp corners and dull shapes dominate everything so much? Why isn't there a relief for the eye and soul
every now and then in the design of things?
I guess that also helps keeping people monotonized, so they don't let their imagination loose, and actually accidentally evolve into beautiful,
enlightened beings that are impossible to control with the current methods.. when everything is black, grey, and dull shape (boxes and rectangles
EVERYwhere you look, except in the nature), it dulls the mind and creates apathy, I suppose.. and that's what the people have accepted as their
So when something looks a little different from that reality (look at the interesting shape of the chair too, btw), people feel fear, because it's
unknown and 'alien' to their square/boxlike/rectangular, conditioned minds, and thus must be attacked.. so as a natural result, we get comments like:
"I wouldn't be seen in that outfit" or whatever.
Sad, really sad.
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