Monday, September 1, 2014
simulism:

The Circus (1928)

simulism:

The Circus (1928)

(Source: maudit)

ponderful:

John William Waterhouse, Saint Cecilia, detail (1895)

ponderful:

John William Waterhouse, Saint Cecilia, detail (1895)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

gdfalksen:

Terry Ewald Photography
MUAH: Cha Cha Romero
Headdress: Rae Beth Designs
Wardrobe: J-Chan’s Designs
Model: Stonie D

(Source: jchansdesigns)


Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. Her 1920 poetry collection A Few Figs From Thistles drew controversy for its novel exploration of female sexuality. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. (x)

Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. Her 1920 poetry collection A Few Figs From Thistles drew controversy for its novel exploration of female sexuality. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. (x)

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Garfield corset me. Angsting. My way of coping. :3
I was approached by a photographer who will be in my city Tuesday, asking if I wanted to participate in a free work boudoir shoot. Gosh. The other girl she asked is another redhead, who happens to live in my street, and who is very fashion-skinny and capable of throwing constipated looks that make every picture work. I do look forward to it. It will include a corset of mine.
It’s interesting, I also am able to participate with another girl who’s feeling like doing boudoir too, possibly including both my Phoenix and Orchid corset. Not nervous about that though. ^-^ It’s just the girl for the shoot Tuesday who seems doubting as she literally as less on her body that can look unflattering from most angles.
I’ll be a pretty Garfield.

Garfield corset me. Angsting. My way of coping. :3

I was approached by a photographer who will be in my city Tuesday, asking if I wanted to participate in a free work boudoir shoot. Gosh. The other girl she asked is another redhead, who happens to live in my street, and who is very fashion-skinny and capable of throwing constipated looks that make every picture work. I do look forward to it. It will include a corset of mine.

It’s interesting, I also am able to participate with another girl who’s feeling like doing boudoir too, possibly including both my Phoenix and Orchid corset. Not nervous about that though. ^-^ It’s just the girl for the shoot Tuesday who seems doubting as she literally as less on her body that can look unflattering from most angles.

I’ll be a pretty Garfield.

artishardgr:

Ilya Repin - Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom  1875

artishardgr:

Ilya Repin - Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom  1875

invisiblebee:

hellabutts:

nocogsorwheels:

e-m-e-t-t:

Red? I think it’s red. 

I basically did this once and it’s how I got pink eye.

I can’t tell if you’re making a pun or if you’re telling an actual story.

Either way, I’m still laughing.

art

explosivim:

Lily Donaldson by Ben Hassett

explosivim:

Lily Donaldson by Ben Hassett

metalonmetalblog:

GABRIEL FERRIER
MONLIGHT DREAMS (1874)

metalonmetalblog:

GABRIEL FERRIER

MONLIGHT DREAMS (1874)

Saturday, August 30, 2014
bayoread:

Ερινυς - Erinys
Ερινυες - Erinyes
TISIPHONE (the avenging), MEGAIRA (the grudging), ALEKTO (the angry).
Three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinyes upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child (such examples include Orestes and Oedipus)—for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son Kronos.
The wrath of the Erinyes manifested itself in a number of ways. The most severe of these was the tormenting madness inflicted upon a person guilty patricide or matricide. Murderers might suffer illness or disease; and a nation harbouring such a criminal, could suffer death, and with it hunger and disease. The wrath of the Erinyes could only be placated with the right ritual purification and the completion of some task assigned for atonement.
The goddesses were also servants of Haides and Persephone in the underworld where they oversaw the torture of criminals consigned to the Dungeons of the Damned.
The Erinyes were similar to if not the same as the Poinai (Retaliations), Arai (Curses), Praxidikai (Exacters of Justice) and Maniai (Madnesses).
They were depicted as ugly, winged women with hair, arms and waists entwined with poisonous serpents. They wielded whips and were clothed either in the long black robes of mourners, or the short-length skirts and boots of huntress- maidens.
(Painting above The Remorse of Orestes by William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862.)

bayoread:

Ερινυς - Erinys

Ερινυες - Erinyes

TISIPHONE (the avenging), MEGAIRA (the grudging), ALEKTO (the angry).

Three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinyes upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child (such examples include Orestes and Oedipus)—for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son Kronos.

The wrath of the Erinyes manifested itself in a number of ways. The most severe of these was the tormenting madness inflicted upon a person guilty patricide or matricide. Murderers might suffer illness or disease; and a nation harbouring such a criminal, could suffer death, and with it hunger and disease. The wrath of the Erinyes could only be placated with the right ritual purification and the completion of some task assigned for atonement.

The goddesses were also servants of Haides and Persephone in the underworld where they oversaw the torture of criminals consigned to the Dungeons of the Damned.

The Erinyes were similar to if not the same as the Poinai (Retaliations), Arai (Curses), Praxidikai (Exacters of Justice) and Maniai (Madnesses).

They were depicted as ugly, winged women with hair, arms and waists entwined with poisonous serpents. They wielded whips and were clothed either in the long black robes of mourners, or the short-length skirts and boots of huntress- maidens.

(Painting above The Remorse of Orestes by William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862.)

continuousstateofdesire:

thepsychotexotic: Revenge by Ellen von Unwerth

continuousstateofdesire:

thepsychotexotic: Revenge by Ellen von Unwerth


Allegory of Pneuma or Divine Breath (second half of the eighteenth century). Anon. (New Spain)

Allegory of Pneuma or Divine Breath (second half of the eighteenth century). Anon. (New Spain)

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Cora Urquart Brown-Potter, American stage actress - c. 1880s - (Via)

Cora Urquart Brown-Potter, American stage actress - c. 1880s - (Via)

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history-of-fashion:

ab. 1875 Frederick Hendrik Kaemmerer - On The Lookout

history-of-fashion:

ab. 1875 Frederick Hendrik Kaemmerer - On The Lookout