You know the sign by Steinlein. But do you know it's history? It's vast, it's strange, and it's often overlooked.
In the next few posts, I'll explore body hair in art history, especially on images of women. No this isn't a post about puberty like one of those books parents toss to their kids because they're afraid of the birds and the bees. It is rare to see female body hair in art, and that's worth exploring. Hell, hairy legs can still make headlines. So where the heck is it in art history?
What does it mean? Where is it from? And why the heck is it everywhere in 1500s art?