Photo 16 Apr 126 notes oldbookillustrations:

A sleazy dive (caboulot) at Montmartre.
Jean-Louis Forain, from Jean-Louis Forain, aquafortiste (Jean-louis Forain as etcher) vol. 2 part 1, by Marcel Guérin, Paris, 1912.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

A sleazy dive (caboulot) at Montmartre.

Jean-Louis Forain, from Jean-Louis Forain, aquafortiste (Jean-louis Forain as etcher) vol. 2 part 1, by Marcel Guérin, Paris, 1912.

(Source: archive.org)

Photo 16 Apr 89 notes centuriespast:

Portrait of Theresa, Countess Kinsky, 1793
Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
French, 1755-1842
Oil on canvas
54-1/8 x 39-3/8 in. (137.5 x 100.0 cm)
As a devoted Monarchist and friend of the Queen, Marie-Antoinette, Vigée-Lebrun chose exile during the French Revolution. While in Vienna in 1793, she produced this image of Theresa, Countess Kinsky. The Countess was the unfortunate victim of an arranged marriage. Her husband, a man whom she had never met, abandoned her at the church immediately after their wedding, and returned to his mistress. 
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centuriespast:

Portrait of Theresa, Countess Kinsky, 1793

Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

French, 1755-1842

Oil on canvas

54-1/8 x 39-3/8 in. (137.5 x 100.0 cm)

As a devoted Monarchist and friend of the Queen, Marie-Antoinette, Vigée-Lebrun chose exile during the French Revolution. While in Vienna in 1793, she produced this image of Theresa, Countess Kinsky. The Countess was the unfortunate victim of an arranged marriage. Her husband, a man whom she had never met, abandoned her at the church immediately after their wedding, and returned to his mistress. 

Norton Simon Art Foundation

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Photo 13 Apr 40 notes munstre:

Eiffel tower at sunset. Christopher Elsasser,

munstre:

Eiffel tower at sunset.
Christopher Elsasser,

Photo 11 Apr 8 notes i-am-nobody-nobody-is-my-name:
Photo 11 Apr 20 notes petitpoulailler:

1894, Paris; the wonderful Cléopatra Diane de Mérodem (French dancer; 1875-1966)

petitpoulailler:

1894, Paris; the wonderful Cléopatra Diane de Mérodem (French dancer; 1875-1966)

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Photo 6 Apr 6 notes meltemslonate:

The masses in Baudelaire.They stretch before the flâneur as a veil: they are the newest drug for the solitary. —Second, they efface all traces of the individual: they are the newest asylum for the reprobate and the postscript. —Finally, within the labyrinth of the city, the masses are the newest and most inscrutable labyrinth. Through them, previously unknown chthonic traits are imprinted on the image of the city. 
—Walter Benjamin, AP, [M16,3]Image: Lyonel Feininger ; Untitled [Street Scene, Double Exposure, Halle] 1929-1930

meltemslonate:

The masses in Baudelaire.They stretch before the flâneur as a veil: they are the newest drug for the solitary. —Second, they efface all traces of the individual: they are the newest asylum for the reprobate and the postscript. —Finally, within the labyrinth of the city, the masses are the newest and most inscrutable labyrinth. Through them, previously unknown chthonic traits are imprinted on the image of the city. 

—Walter Benjamin, AP, [M16,3]

Image: Lyonel Feininger ; Untitled [Street Scene, Double Exposure, Halle] 1929-1930

Photo 30 Mar 25 notes Souvent à la clarté rouge d’un réverbère Dont le vent bat la flamme et tourmente le verre, Au coeur d’un vieux faubourg, labyrinthe fangeux Où l’humanité grouille en ferments orageux,

Souvent à la clarté rouge d’un réverbère
Dont le vent bat la flamme et tourmente le verre,
Au coeur d’un vieux faubourg, labyrinthe fangeux
Où l’humanité grouille en ferments orageux,

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Photo 13 Jan 30 notes mudwerks:

Sylvie (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

French postcard by S.I.P. Sent by mail in 1906. Photo: Reutlinger, Paris.

mudwerks:

Sylvie (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

French postcard by S.I.P. Sent by mail in 1906. Photo: Reutlinger, Paris.

Photo 29 Dec 1,176 notes blackphoenixalchemylab:

Illustration for Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, Carlo Farneti.

blackphoenixalchemylab:

Illustration for Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, Carlo Farneti.

Photo 29 Dec 30 notes blackpaint20:

Photo of Charles Baudelaire’s copy of the French 1st ed of Les Fleurs du Mal turned to the poem Spleen.

blackpaint20:

Photo of Charles Baudelaire’s copy of the French 1st ed of Les Fleurs du Mal turned to the poem Spleen.

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