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What Böhme refers to as “phallocentrism”, can be observed even in the context of advanced cultures: the progress of civilization has been accompanied by an ever-increasing Venus in Front of the Mirror Peter Paul Rubens, 1624 Oil on panel, 123 x 98 cm Collection of the prince of Liechtenstein, Vaduz 30 31 alienation of the body – this process is repeated in each stage of history. The lustful preoccupation with the body is the primary interest of a child. Children are able to experience desire in the activity of their whole body to a much greater degree than adults.
In adults, this original, all-consuming childhood desire is focused in one small area – the genitals. The Toilet of Venus Johann Liss, c. 1627 OiI on canvas, 82 x 69 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence 32 33 This is how Norman O. Brown describes erotic desire in The Resurrection of the Body: “Our displaced desires point not to desire in general, but specifically to the desire for the satisfaction of life in our own body”. All morals are bodily morals. Our indestructible unconscious wishes to return to childhood.
Reclining Girl François Boucher, 1752 Oil on canvas, 59 x 73 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich 42 43 Therefore, it needed to regain its value in an alternative way. This estrangement consisted of a continuous process of abstraction, of the ever growing isolation of people not only from their own bodies, but also from other people’s bodies. The progress in the name of conquering nature in the past two centuries has increasingly led The Three Graces Jean-Baptiste Regnault, 1797-1798 Oil on canvas, 200 x 153 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris 44 45 to the destruction of nature, and not only in the external world, but also in the inner nature of man.
In Praise of the Backside by Hans-Jürgen Döpp