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Interesting Lady 15

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Starting out as an extra in the early days of silent cinema Anna May Wong (Los Angeles, 1906) was one of the first Chinese-American actresses on the silver screen. She managed to land several roles but was often cast as the stereotypical Dragon Lady. Disillusioned about the discrimination she encountered she moved to Europe in 1928 where she became a sensation and worked with people like Marlene Dietrich. During the 1930s, she went back and […]

Tulips

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The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here. Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in. I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands. I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions. I have given my name and my day-clothes up to the nurses And my history to the anesthetist and my body to surgeons. They have propped my […]

Interesting Ladies 15

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A little while ago I went to see the play Grey Gardens by Abattoir Fermé, a Belgium theatre company at De Toneelschuur in Haarlem. The stage was completely trashed with rubbish, the two actors – in drag – talking simultaneously and constantly contradicting each other; it was complete chaos. Somehow it all seemed familiar and after about fifteen minutes I suddenly recognized the narrative and the two eccentric characters and realized it was a stage […]

The Classics: Minor Godesses

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In perfect harmony, these neo-classical beauties stand intimately, sharing an eternal private moment. Captured by their creator the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova, these three charistes, daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology, represent Joy, Charm and Beauty. There are two versions of Canova’s The Three Graces. Originally created for Empress Josephine (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte), the 6th Duke of Bedford offered to buy the work from the artist upon hearing of her death in 1814. […]

One Day I’ll Fly Away

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Sensual they stand, half hiding behind their cover of feathers or delicate wings. Amy Judd‘s surreal paintings are peopled with mythical women that seem to come from such stuff that dreams are made on, not quite real yet intriguing. *These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and nature found in traditional mythologies and folklores. ᔥthejealouscurator.com Song for today: 16 Horsepower – Just Like Birds

Food for Thought

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In order to approximate those shapes and attitudes which are considered normal and desirable, both sexes deform themselves, justifying the process by referring to the primary, genetic difference between the sexes. But of forty-eight chromosomes only one is different: on this difference we base a complete separation of male and female, pretending as it were that all forty-eight were different. – Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Interesting Lady 14

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*A badass Rock ‘n Roll life style usually does not end well and the life of singer songwriter Judee Sill (1944-1979) is no exception. After the death of her exotic animal selling father her life took many turns: Learning to be a cartoonist from her Tom&Jerry animating stepfather, long hours of playing in a piano bar, robbing liquor stores Bonnie & Clyde style with her much older boyfriend, going to reform school, playing as an […]

Atomic Voyeur

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Melborne based photographer Jessica Tremp on her colorful and dreamlike series: “Atomic Occasions is the voyeur catching someone in a reverie, their thoughts clashing, colliding, blossoming and bursting into consciousness.” I love how the women in these photographs seem so unaware of us watching, how they make you slightly jealous of their thoughts. All images © Jessica Tremp. For more work also check: instagram.com/jessicatremp Song for today: Françoiz Breut – Everyone Kisses a Stranger  

Strong is the New Pretty

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“I wanted to show the beauty, uniqueness and strength of my girls and their friends as they truly are: messy hair, dirty faces, angry, joyous — whatever it was, I wanted to capture it.” Photographer Kate T. Parker has been photographing her daughters and their girlfriends in a series called Strong is the New Pretty.  Wanting to send out the message that girls can be whatever they want to be, she has been documenting them being […]