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things that turn my head. updated every week or so.

when i’ve time again, i shall visit the gallery. i may wear a collar shirt and tails. seems like the thing to do.

credits: a detail from Il Consiglio alla Vendetta by Francesco Paolo Hayez, 1851; collars under glass; robert klippel sketch.

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#francesco paolo hayez  #robert klippel  #sartorial components  #work sketch  #art  #painting  #photography 

patterns, soft colours, old things faded at the edges. yellowed paper, moth-holed silk, white attic-dust, pressed wallpaper.

etc., etc.

credits: unknown; unknown; mise-en-carte (or draft), by Jean Revel, france, 1733, gouache on paper (Musée des Tissus, Lyon).

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strange things and unlikely hybrids; we are all mad, here, etc., etc.

credits: Chloe Sivigny; Elisabeth Lecourt; Françoise Laskar.

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what i like about all these photographs (or, rather, their subjects) are the awkward angles and complex greys. they all have pointy bits in unexpected places, and though the colour palette seems cohesive, accents like the warm browns and just the slightest touch of pink in the paint on the houses, or that purple flower in the girl’s headdress - and even the inky black feet of Giacometti’s marquettes - add subtle richness and depth.

credits: Hallstatt, Austria; Adrien & Valeriia Nicolas Guerin, in FIASCO Magazine annual issue 2011; city square, by Alberto Giacometti .

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i just like the colours, really. not terribly mysterious.

credits: all unknown, though apparently the mountain is called Baula Mountain.

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dark things, beautiful things - well, some darker than others, metaphorically speaking.

i don’t think the Robert Klippel sculpture is dark in any way beyond literal aesthetic qualities; Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, on the other hand. well. i absolutely recommend it; but it will twist your heart up something fierce, and haunt you for days after.

credits: unknown (I hate using uncredited images. hate. it.); No 202 Metal construction, by Robert Klippel, 1966; still of Song Kang-ho in Snowpiercer.

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mostly, i just think these things are beautiful, each in their own - strange - way. but i suppose they’re also things i would have in my studio, around me while i work.

well…maybe not the severed head. but the skeleton, the manequin, and the rothko? yes. please.

credits: unknown (a gallery somewhere, i think?); ryan matthew’s collection, by sergio royzen; blue, green, and brown, by rothko.

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there are many ways to realise a fairytale.

which is a perk, often; but when you’re the one trying to put it together, it does make decision-making sort of…sad.

every choice you make in one direction has an opportunity cost in the other. i will never be able to render them all tangible, there just isn’t time.

credits: a bedroom at charleston, country home of the bloomsbury group; by paolo roversi; unknown.

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oh, the many uses of pastels.

i loathe them on simple, ordinary things like cardigans and polo-shirts - but like them when employed to excess, in architecture or patterns so baroque they verge on the grotesque - i like the jarring quality of uglyness painted in sugar-colours so arbitrarily associated with prettiness, delicacy, effeminancy.

heavy, byzantine structures trying to disguise themselves as mouthfuls of exquisite confectionery - something about this is satisfying.

credits: unknown; in full bloom, Genlux Magazine, Spring 2008; unknown.

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what’s the connection? i don’t quite know, honestly.

i think it’s about light and darkness - of various varieties - and the edges of what is beautiful.

the penn - obviously lovely. but then again, is loveliness obvious when it’s so highly constructed? so obviously the product of so many, many years moulding our aesthetic senses into a hyper-receptive state when faced with just such a photograph as this.

the eyeball cuff-link, on the other hand; the toothsome lace…we haven’t been primed to see beauty in that. it fits no pre-existant silhouette. thus - if it is aesthetically pleasing - it is probably more interestingly so.

and yet, i am apparently well-trained. i prefer the irving penn.

credits: by irving penn; detail of Jun Takahashi ‘Alice’ dress; magnolia - Kari Herer Photography by decor8.

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#irving penn  #jun takahashi  #decor8  #kari herer  #magnolia  #flora  #fashion  #art  #photography