The Runaways c. 1976

The Runaways c. 1976

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thevictorianlady:

The Complete set of Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s play, Salome.

In 1893, Aubrey Beardsley was inspired to create and publish a single illustration based on Wilde’s play (the original is visually similar to what would later become The Climax, seen in this set as the final image before the tailpiece. Wilde loved the drawing, sent Beardsley a copy of the play containing the inscription "For Aubrey: for the only artist who, beside myself, knows what the dance of the seven veils is, and can see that invisible dance", and soon commissioned him to illustrate the entire play. But unfortunately

the public was outraged when the English edition of the work was published with its illustrations and Wilde himself was taken aback when he laid eyes upon Beardsley’s completed drawings. Not only did he find their style inappropriate, but the illustrations had caused such public controversy with their fascinating, grotesque appeal that Wilde was concerned they would overshadow his work and “reduce the text to the role of ‘illustrating Aubrey’s illustrations’” (source). 

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vintagegal:

Dracula (1931) via

vintagegal:

Dracula (1931) via

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i-love-art:

"Uranographia: totum caelum stellatum" Johannes Hevelius, 1687

Andromeda, Aquaris, Aquila, Bootes, Cassiopeia, Draco, Pegasus, Orion

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artesens:

for Ver Sacrum, 1902
Max Kurzweil

artesens:

for Ver Sacrum, 1902

Max Kurzweil

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I used to think i was the strangest person in the world but then i thought there are so many people in the world there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same way i do.
I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here and I am just as strange as you.
Frida Kahlo (via syksnotthelimit)
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nevver:

Is it Frida yet?

nevver:

Is it Frida yet?

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