Après le Déluge

"elle ne voudra jamais nous raconter ce qu'elle sait"

“Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art”

—   

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vanian:

"His personal life was disastrous, a swamp of neuroses. Reni had the misfortune to be a gambling addict, always badly in debt, and turning out masses of hackwork to stay afloat. It had been surmised, no doubt rightly, that his gambling was inspired by masochism - losing was a form of self-flagellation for the sin of being alive…He was socially inept, agonizingly aware of his poor education (which hampered him as a history painter and made him hopelessly awkward with sophistcates and scholars) and an extreme closet case. It was commonly assumed that he lived and died a virgin. He was not only a daily church-goer but morbidly superstitious. Women terrified him - he suspected them all of being witches, a suspicion they could allay only if they showed themselves to be the Virgin Mary, a hard thing to prove - and he could not bear it if anyone except his own mother touched his laundry." - Robert Hughes

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vanian:

"His personal life was disastrous, a swamp of neuroses. Reni had the misfortune to be a gambling addict, always badly in debt, and turning out masses of hackwork to stay afloat. It had been surmised, no doubt rightly, that his gambling was inspired by masochism - losing was a form of self-flagellation for the sin of being alive…He was socially inept, agonizingly aware of his poor education (which hampered him as a history painter and made him hopelessly awkward with sophistcates and scholars) and an extreme closet case. It was commonly assumed that he lived and died a virgin. He was not only a daily church-goer but morbidly superstitious. Women terrified him - he suspected them all of being witches, a suspicion they could allay only if they showed themselves to be the Virgin Mary, a hard thing to prove - and he could not bear it if anyone except his own mother touched his laundry." - Robert Hughes

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pleoros:

Sol LeWitt - Buried Cube Containing an Object of Importance but Little Value, 1968.

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Waiting for Godot - S.Beckett.

Waiting for Godot - S.Beckett.

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artmastered:

Roe Ethridge, Fruit, 2001, c-print, 83.8 x 111.8 cm, Gladstone Gallery, New York. Source

artmastered:

Roe Ethridge, Fruit, 2001, c-print, 83.8 x 111.8 cm, Gladstone Gallery, New York. Source

centuriespast:

ANGUISSOLA, SofonisbaSelf-Portrait Playing the Spinet1556-57Oil on canvas, 57 x 48 cmMuseo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

centuriespast:

ANGUISSOLA, Sofonisba
Self-Portrait Playing the Spinet
1556-57
Oil on canvas, 57 x 48 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

amare-habeo:

Félicien Rops  (1833 - 1898) - Woman’s revenge (La vengeance d’une femme), N/D
la série "Les Diaboliques"

amare-habeo:

Félicien Rops (1833 - 1898) - Woman’s revenge (La vengeance d’une femme), N/D

la série "Les Diaboliques"

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I hear your voice in all the world’s noise
easterndlwitwicky:

Salute at Dusk ,Venice,Italy

easterndlwitwicky:

Salute at Dusk ,Venice,Italy

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hausofschlockhausen:

La Bas by J.K. Huysmans.
Illustration by Felicien Rops.

hausofschlockhausen:

La Bas by J.K. Huysmans.

Illustration by Felicien Rops.

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“Vous me demandez si je vous pardonne ; oh ! de grand cœur, ami, car le mal que vous avez voulu me faire n’était qu’une preuve de l’amour que vous aviez pour moi.”

—   Alexandre Dumas fils, La Dame aux camélias 

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