Beautiful erotic art by Gustav Klimt at.
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Towards the end of his highly successful secular career as a painter in Toledo, Juan Sánchez Cotán turned towards the Spanish still-life tradition of Bodegónes (a painting of the contents of a larder or pantry), and in doing so created some of the most memorable and mysterious still-lifes in the history of art.
In marked contrast to the still-lifes of the Nederlands and Italy with their tables replete and overladen with all manner of extravagant, expensive delicacies, Sánchez Cotán’s paintings are austere, almost severe. The objects portrayed are limited in number and are of a humble everydayness. They are either perched on bare grey ledges or hanging from strings (a method prevalent at the time to stop food from rotting and out of reach of pests), without a beginning that we can see, and set against a stunning use of negative space, an intimate almost mystical velvety blackness. None of…
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The breathtaking and amazing beauty of Byzantine mosaics.
Remember the summer
we were obsessed with Burroughs?
Anything familiar like far off thunder
close enough to subdue mad-paced hours.
Something inciting, a strike of lightning
the scent of combustion ready to ignite
everything electric that made us come alive.
Our hearts caught between whale song and sigh
spontaneous thunder and intermittent quiet
sporadic as a summer storm.
Leonid Afremov “Rains Rustle”
I steer my boat
upstream beneath the lacy moss of
cedar trees where a nightingale drapes
his song, a spray of flowers over
Beyond the shallow a wooden bridge
where we cast our secrets to the river.
Goldenrod along the bank bears witness
to a summer kiss and breathless lovers
on a crumpled serape.
So blue were your eyes,
how deep the longing for those star lit nights.
Assemble a poem around me
paint me on your canvas
lift me up on whispers
released into your dreams
the embodiment of want
let me be the rhythm of
your beating heart.
art by Sarah Trefny