In the Wings at the Opera House (1889). Jean-Georges Béraud (French, 1849-1935). Oil on canvas. Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
Renowned for his visual preservation of Paris’ decadent Belle Époque era, artist Jean-George Béraud captured the daily life of the bon vivant. Here, gentlemen of means appear to have free access to the dancers backstage.
I want someone to write a book where Mermaids are the women thrown off ships when the sailors got afraid because having a woman on the boat is bad luck. And as they sink to the bottom legs tied together they change slowly until they can breath, until they can use their tied up legs to swim. And they drown sailors in revenge, luring them in by singing in their husky voices still stinging from the salt water they breathed.
someone please write this
Kelvingrove - Glasgow - Scotland (von auspices)
Sometimes I think the universe tries to tell me things through the radio.
Did you REAAAAALLYYY have to play this specific song that makes me feel these things riiiiiight after you played that other song that makes me feel these things?!??
Alice Glass was soooooo bitchin. I’m sorry you fell THRU the floor baby puuutttt mariamck
Last nights shenanigans. 🙌🎶🎹💙
A Prayer to the Madonna - Maurice Bompard
Woman’s Mission: Companion of Manhood (1863). George Elgar Hicks (English, 1824–1914). Oil paint on canvas. Tate.
The narrative is made clear through the discarded, black-edged envelope lying on the floor and the letter in the husband’s hand. He has just received news of the death of someone close to him and his wife, the ‘companion of manhood,’ comforts him in his grief. She is a dutiful wife in every way, clearly able to run an efficient and comfortable home. The table is neatly laid for breakfast and there are fresh flowers in the vase on the mantlepiece. She is attractive and well groomed, but not frivolous in appearance. Her concern is solely for her husband’s welfare and well being.
Berthe Morisot with a Fan - Edouard Manet