Friday 30 December 2011

The Art of Murder

Artists who have taken the lives of others

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 -1610)

Killed Ranuccio Tomassoni, a gmbler and pimp, whom died as a result from an injury inflicted by Caravaggio during a sword duel.

Richard Dadd (1817 -1886)

Murdered his father in a blade attack, whilst believing to be following the orders of the god Osisris and identifying his father as the Devil.  Continued to paint whilst incarcerated

in both Bethlem (Bedlam) and Broadmoor.

William Burroughs

William S. Burroughs (1914 -1997)

Convicted of manslaughter of his wife, Joan Vollmer. Burroughs shot her in the head, apparently unintentionally whilst playing a drunken game of 'William Tell'.

Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830 -1904)

Shot dead the lover of his wife.

Benvenuto Cellini (1500 -1571)

Murdered the killer of his brother in an act of revenge

Harry Horse (1960 -2007)

Tragically, Horse (real name Richard Horne) was found dead cradling the body of his wife Mandy (who suffered from terminal MS) - he had stbeed her to death before killing the family pets and then turning the knife upon himself.


Wednesday 28 December 2011

Lynch Music

A sing-a-long selection from the movies/ tv series of David Lynch ...


Peter Ivers : (In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song from Eraserhead.

Roy Orbison : In Dreams from Blue Velvet

Angelo Badalamenti (sung by Jimmy Scott) - Sycamore Trees from Twin Peaks

David Lynch - Ghost of Love from Inland Empire

Chris Isaak - Wicked Game from Wild at Heart

David Lynch - Imaginary Girl from Inland Empire

Angelo Badalamenti - Dance of the Dream Man from Twin Peaks



Édouard-Henri Avril ~ De figuris Veneris

* Note: Contains Art of an Adult Nature. View at own discertion and not at all if likely to be offended*

De figuris Veneris (On the figures of Venus) was an anthology of ancient Greek and ancient Roman writings on erotic topics, discussed objectively and classified and grouped by subject matter. It was first published by the German classicist Friedrich Karl Forberg in 1824 in Latin and Greek as a commentary to Antonii Panormitae Hermaphroditus, an erotic poem sequence in renaissance Latin Hermaphroditus by Antonio Beccadelli, though it was later also published as a separate work. It was later also translated into English (published by Charles Carrington in 1899 and again by Charles Hirsch in 1907 ), French and German (one French edition was illustrated by Édouard-Henri Avril). It concludes with a list of 95 sexual positions.


All images ~ Édouard-Henri Avril (1843–1928)

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