Friday, December 3, 2010

Les Femmes Fatales

German aquamanile depicting Airstotle’s girlfriend Phyllis riding him around the garden after Aristotle warned Alexander the Great about women. Copper alloy, 1400 AD.

 Umberto Boccioni, Idolo Moderno, 1906

 A short story about facial conception

 Henry Fuseli, Two Courtesans with Fantastic Hairstyles and Hats, 1796

The only man that ever I knew
Who did not make me almost spew
Was Fuseli: he was both Turk and Jew -
And so, dear Christian Friends, how do you do?

(William Blake's tribute to Fuseli)

 Mob of Terror

 Max Liebermann, Samson and Delilah, 1901

 Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy

 René Magritte, Le Galet (The Pebble), 1948

Raoul Ubac, Tête du Mannequin d'André Masson, 1938

 Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), Orphée

 Pierre Winther

 Otto Dix,  Reclining Woman on Leopard Skin, 1927


 Colette Calascione, Persephone, 2000

 Josephine Meckseper
"When a powder tower explodes don't overestimate the significance of the matches." - Ernst Jünger

 Ángel Zárraga, La mujer y el pelele, 1909

 Walter Popp, Men, "Last Man Standing Gets Annabelle Austin" (1959)

 Lucas Cranach the Elder, Salome, 1530

 Atelier Manassé, 1920s

 Paula Rego, Snow White and her Step Mother


 Max Klinger, Sirene (Triton und Nereide), 1895

 The Tiger Lillies - Start a Fire

 Johannes Grützke, The Murder of Marat, 1989

 Paul Conroy
"If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity." (Jean Baudrillard)

 Franz von Bayros, The white peacock, c. 1900

 Madame Yevonde, Lady Milbanke as Penthelisea, Queen of the Amazons, 1935

 Jean Béraud, L'escrimeuse (The Swordswoman), c. 1890

 Gilles Berquet

 Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov, Kiss

 Terry Richardson

 Richard Müller, Teasing, 1912

 Johanna Rzepka, Dum Dum Lipstick, 2005

 Adolphe Mossa, Elle, 1906

 Walter Schnackenberg, 1920s

 Dawn Mellor

 Jean-Jacques Lequeu, La Volupté, 1791

 Giulio Aristide Sartorio, La Sirena, 1893

1 comment:

  1. A particularly entertaining post, even by your standards! It particularly sad to note that Gregory Isaacs died just a few days ago aged 59. Night Nurse is one of my old faves... RIP