These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.
And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart.
Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand.
astronomers got tired after watching the moon go around the earth for 24 hours so they decided to call it a day
psychedelicatessenn’s second giveaway ☮
alright folks, ive decided to create another giveaway in the hopes of bringing a little attention to my etsy shop (:
alright how about the rules:
- please be following me cause makin this stuffs a lotta work i gotta feel the love
- please pay my etsy a visit, theres tonsa fun stuff in it ✿
- like and reblog this post as many times as ya like. please note, each person who reblogs this will be given the opportunity to receive 10% off anything in my shop. all you have to do is message me before you make your purchase (:
- be nice. here on tumblr, out in the world. just be nice
and if you follow these simple rules you might just get a chance to win:
- one tie dyed mushroom tee
- one traditional tie dyed swirl tee, with or without black stripes
- one tie dyed yin and yang tee
- a couple packs of incense and one incense burner
- your choice of either a pair of macrame barefoot sandals OR a couple of macrame bracelets
- and last but not least a 12 colour DIY tie dye kit so you can give it a go yourself!
after randomly choosing, ill message the winner on August 1st. he or she will have 24 hours to respond with size and colour preferences or ill pick a new winner
thank you guys so much for your support!
good luck ♥ ☯
Neopets is a great way to teach kids how to earn and manage money.
that will be 39.4 million dollars, please.
just like art school