Category Archives: Born this day

One hundred years of joy

The centenary of poet and filmmaker James Broughton

One hundred years of joy

The centenary of poet and filmmaker James Broughton

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

IV

One thousand, four hundred and sixty-one days later…

IV

One thousand, four hundred and sixty-one days later…

The Riddle

“Rampant within thy podex take this member, stiffer than a mast…”

The Riddle

“Rampant within thy podex take this member, stiffer than a mast…”

The Oppenheim century

The Surrealist artist, born 100 years ago today

The Oppenheim century

The Surrealist artist, born 100 years ago today

Dress-down Friday: Beau Brummell

A rucking good time with the ultimate dandy…

Dress-down Friday: Beau Brummell

A rucking good time with the ultimate dandy…

Menken on Warhol

A Factory tour by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken…

Menken on Warhol

A Factory tour by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken…

First Dick on film

…i.e. the first cinematic portrait of Richard Wagner, and possibly the very first feature film.

First Dick on film

…i.e. the first cinematic portrait of Richard Wagner, and possibly the very first feature film.

Pearls: Anaïs Nin

“We can alter the chemistry…”

Pearls: Anaïs Nin

“We can alter the chemistry…”

Elisàr von Kupffer | paintings

The ritualistic poses of Kupffer’s ephebes suggest not so much an orgy as a clothes-optional Rosicrucian jamboree.

Elisàr von Kupffer | paintings

The ritualistic poses of Kupffer’s ephebes suggest not so much an orgy as a clothes-optional Rosicrucian jamboree.

Ancient dreams and antique corruptions

“She became, in a sense, the symbolic deity of indestructible lust, the goddess of immortal Hysteria, of accursed Beauty…”

Ancient dreams and antique corruptions

“She became, in a sense, the symbolic deity of indestructible lust, the goddess of immortal Hysteria, of accursed Beauty…”

Pierre Loti | drawings

The Frenchman’s journeys and preoccupations can be read just as readily in these images as in his books.

Pierre Loti | drawings

The Frenchman’s journeys and preoccupations can be read just as readily in these images as in his books.

Nocturne

“His long firm hands on the music lingered, and stray’d/Longingly, lovingly—I— (did he know I was by ?)/I sat in the shade…”

Nocturne

“His long firm hands on the music lingered, and stray’d/Longingly, lovingly—I— (did he know I was by ?)/I sat in the shade…”

Places: Quinta da Regaleira

It is the hill-hugging grounds which make this place so special. Stepping through the ornate portal, visitors find themselves in a miraculous micronation of evocative follies, a garden refuge out of the dream of a precocious child.

Places: Quinta da Regaleira

It is the hill-hugging grounds which make this place so special. Stepping through the ornate portal, visitors find themselves in a miraculous micronation of evocative follies, a garden refuge out of the dream of a precocious child.

Doubles: R. H. Benson

“He did not exactly aspire to actual creation, but he certainly nourished the notion that several serious mistakes had resulted from his absence during the events described in the first chapter of Genesis.”

Doubles: R. H. Benson

“He did not exactly aspire to actual creation, but he certainly nourished the notion that several serious mistakes had resulted from his absence during the events described in the first chapter of Genesis.”