if Orson Welles were touching my face I’d look like this too
May 2nd 1536: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
Anne Boleyn in The Tower, by Édouard Cibot
At home in a piece of history: Beth Howard stumbled onto the Iowa farmhouse depicted in Grant Wood’s 1930 painting “American Gothic” on a road trip after her husband died three years ago. She pays $250-a-month rent, and a clause in her lease requires her to be nice to the thousands of people a year who come to pose for photos in her front yard.
Photo credit: Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times
hotparade: Robert Mapplethorpe - Patti Smith, 1979
I would most certainly pee in here. Cool idea. I’m going to put plants in my bathroom now, although I’m not sure I would like them brushing up against me while I sit…or maybe I would~~~
I miss being able to take a bath. Living alone, I could do this easily and feel glamorous & lonely (but lonely in that self-indulgent sort of way, like when you just sigh and sink underwater and all your hair splays out softly! like Ophelia’s…).
Dammit and now I am yearning for that tub as I lie in this dark basement room with an electric heater. I just like that little-fetus-snug-in-a-tiny-warm-world feelin. so nice.
[trigger warning: discussion of rape and violence]
Artemisia Gentileschi is an amazing historical figure. A survivor who endured torture and humiliation when she tried to convict the man who raped her, she is famous for her beautifully rendered paintings of defiant women enacting violence upon men. Above are Judith Slaying Holofernes, Judith and Maidservant, and Jael and Sisera. It is rumored that Judith Beheading Holofernes is a self-portrait, in which Judith was painted in Gentileschi’s likeness and Holofernes was modeled after her rapist.