zombienormal:

Colette, c.1900. Photo by Harlingue-Viollet.

“My true friends always gave me this supreme proof of attachment: a spontaneous aversion to the men I loved.” 
“People who are perfectly sane and happy don’t make good literature, alas.”
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”  ― Colette

zombienormal:

Colette, c.1900. Photo by Harlingue-Viollet.

“My true friends always gave me this supreme proof of attachment: a spontaneous aversion to the men I loved.”

“People who are perfectly sane and happy don’t make good literature, alas.”

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”
Colette

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ANITA BERBER 1899-1928 DANCER, ACTRESS, WRITER, L’ENFANT TERRIBLE OF THE WEIMER REPUBLIC
"Karl Toepfer places Berber in the context of her era’s attitude towards nudity, as exemplified by the German "physical culture" movement ("Nacktkultur") that elevated the nude body to a symbol of fitness and beauty. He contrasts this idealism with the alienated style in Berber’s work that he sees as an attempt to “aestheticize” her “sickness,” while also noting the considerable dance skills she employed. In Droste/Berber’s portrayals of addiction, horror, narcissism, ecstasy, and morbidity, Toepfer sees a challenge to modernity’s claim to authenticity and even a macabre mysticism.

Susan Funkenstein offers a dispassionate examination of the famous portraits of Berber created by Dix and Charlotte Berend-Corinth and the role scandal played in cultivating Berber’s persona. She views Berber’s notoriety as a performance, and the acceptance of such imagery as part of a cultural shift toward acknowledging women’s freedom of movement. From this perspective, Berber’s art is seen as a significant forerunner of contemporary performance art." — http://www.glbtq.com/arts/
berber_a.html

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maudelynn:

Lee Miller in Paris c.1944 
via http://www.dailymail.co.uk

maudelynn:

Lee Miller in Paris c.1944 

via http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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German soldier WWI
"After the torchlight red on sweaty faces 
After the frosty silence in the gardens 

After the agony in stony places 

The shouting and the crying 

Prison and palace and reverberation 

Of thunder of spring over distant mountains 

He who was living is now dead 

We who were living are now dying 

With a little patience”

—T.S. Eliot “The Wasteland” 
What the Thunder Said

German soldier WWI

"After the torchlight red on sweaty faces

After the frosty silence in the gardens
After the agony in stony places

The shouting and the crying
Prison and palace and reverberation

Of thunder of spring over distant mountains
He who was living is now dead

We who were living are now dying
With a little patience”
T.S. Eliot “The Wasteland”
What the Thunder Said

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"Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
…I had not thought death had undone so many”

—T.S. Eliot "The Wasteland"
August 16 1917 Battle of Langemarck.  British soldiers in the ruins of a church
http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/tseliot/wastelan.pdf
"Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
…I had not thought death had undone so many”
—T.S. Eliot "The Wasteland"

August 16 1917 Battle of Langemarck.  British soldiers in the ruins of a church

http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/tseliot/wastelan.pdf

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idyllsof:

"Thru the darkness of Future Past
the magician longs to see
one chants out between two worlds
Fire- walk with me.”
David Lynch Twin Peaks
Model: Jane Anderson
September 2013
photograph by Michelle Gemma
http://michellegemmaphotography.com/

idyllsof:

"Thru the darkness of Future Past

the magician longs to see

one chants out between two worlds

Fire- walk with me.”

David Lynch Twin Peaks

Model: Jane Anderson

September 2013

photograph by Michelle Gemma

http://michellegemmaphotography.com/

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Richard Peter:  Dresden after the fire bombing in February 1945

Richard Peter:  Dresden after the fire bombing in February 1945

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 ”I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy-store.” ― Charlotte Perkins Gilman,  The Yellow Wallpaper 
Photographer:  Francesca Woodman

 ”I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy-store.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper

Photographer:  Francesca Woodman

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