40th anniversary UK quad poster for THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Luis Buñuel, France/Italy/Spain, 1972)
Designer: TBD (after Ferracci)
Poster source: ICO
I couldn’t remember how I had arrived at that dark place. The last thing I recalled was going to a student’s house, a nubile young thing whose beauty stoked the fires of my aging passion.
"How did I get here?" I said quietly, distantly to myself. This dank cave was no place for an esteemed professor of English literature, the most glorious and noble of all the Earth’s tongues.
There was a pool of water, and I washed my face in it. Staring at my reflection, I noticed a cast to my eyes, as if some great thing were floating upon their surface like a person could float upon the Dead Sea.
Suddenly, there she was. My student. The soft, ivory tone of her flesh still stirred something within me.
"You are here," she said cryptically. Something was wrong. Her… curves were in all the wrong places. There, in the darkness, it was as if the contours of her youthful body did not conform to the Euclidean laws of the universe, bending and twisting in ways out of the corners of my eyes. Her head tilted to the side and that mouth opened, revealing teeth and eyes far within…
She wasn’t like other girls, I thought, screaming.
ok but this is marvelous
Reblogging again because that was fucking beautiful
Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.
Somewhere, there are a lot of pissy, nekkid peacocks roaming the estate grounds….
Peacock wedding dress that was unveiled at the wedding expo held in Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. And this one is as royal as it can get!
Made with close to 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers, this dress was finished in two months and kept eight handicraftsmen busy day and night… we forgot to mention the price — $1.5 million.
GIVE ME THIS NOW LIKE NOW I WOULD NEVER WEAR IT I WOULD WORSHIP IT AS JUNOS OWN SACRED DRESS GIVE ME THIS
i literally cannot take people over 30 anymore thinking technology is “sucking the magic out of life” listen grandma i can look up how to say anything in any language in under a second i can see my best friend face to face in real time even though she lives across an ocean i could spend the rest of my life watching different videos of cats and probably never see the same one twice if thats not magical to you WHAT IS
went to an American restaurant today!!!! ‘ello mate!!!!!! put forks in my hair to show my love for these Westerners’ food!!! Haha!!!!! Ha!!!! Ha!!! Ha!!! Ha !
The Curiosity Dealer
France (c. 1880s)
Oil on Canvas, 65 x 47 cm.
So, here’s the thing-there isn’t just one specifically Black person in that painting. There are at least 17, probably more.
I highly recommend going to the Wikipedia page for this painting, as they have it available to view/download at a resolution of 13,000 x 17,078 pixels. There is quite a range of skin tones among the people depicted in the painting.
Almost everyone I have spoken to about this painting has said that they never noticed that there were any people of color in it.
Let’s consider that for a moment in the context that Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most famous, most viewed and most discussed medieval European paintings of all time.
Our eyes will see what we are told to see, explicitly or implicitly, unless we engage Art History with critical thinking. If we are told, either through constant cultural reinforcement, or even explicitly, that there are no people of color in this painting, or in medieval Europe, or in History, we will. not. see. them.
Look actively, not passively.