These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.
And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart.
Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand.
this scene fucked me up because he really didn’t care about being rich and powerful. he just wanted to fuck the world in the ass
The legend of luther strode 1-6
The blood-bathing myths weren’t started until after Bathory’s death, and the really frustrating thing about the case is that not only was the evidence extracted under torture, but there aren’t even any other suspects because it’s hard to tell what happened in the first place.
Murder! Full of fun historical details.
HE HAS A TATTOO OF A QUOTE FROM PETER PAN NOPE WE ARE DONE HERE
i rediscovered him a month ago and his biggest movie post-peter pan was a movie about a teenage boy who throws away his social life for porn starring him.
I feel like I should fact check this just in case…
It’s absolutely correct. The one on the left is St. Peter’s Cross. The one on the right is the Satanic Cross.
Why does the satanic cross look like a roller coaster loopty loop?
The ride to hell is a twirly one
Look, Satan; no hands!
Putting the ‘fun’ in Internal Damnation.
Wait isnt it Eternal damnation?
You better believe it ;)