One of the guys I work with, Peter, made a comment before my first math class walked in today. Someone commented on his beard, and they called it "luscious."
Wow, there's a great word. It has its own mouth-feel, like forbidden, decadent food that's high in fat, calories, and satisfaction.
I imagine Rubens though of his models this way - an abundance, a plethora of attractive, enticing flesh that he shared with the rest of the world.
Guys can be luscious too...as evidenced by the popularity of male models with oiled-up bodies.
"Luscious" appears in our lives in lots of different ways, and we get to indulge our senses in all of them.
Lucky us! (Oh, look, another "L" word!)