Category Archives: Died this day

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

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Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The quest for Stenbock

David Tibet on the immortal Decadent count, who died on this day in 1895.

The quest for Stenbock

David Tibet on the immortal Decadent count, who died on this day in 1895.

Royally buzzed

“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”

Royally buzzed

“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”

Evening colours

Else Lasker-Schüler, who died 70 years ago today

Evening colours

Else Lasker-Schüler, who died 70 years ago today

Ade, altes Frauenzimmer

German actress Luise Rainer (1910-2014)

Ade, altes Frauenzimmer

German actress Luise Rainer (1910-2014)

All roads lead to black decay

100 years since the death of Austrian poet Georg Trakl

All roads lead to black decay

100 years since the death of Austrian poet Georg Trakl

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

The voice of hope

Espionage, revolt and scandal in the life and death of Syrian singer Asmahan

The voice of hope

Espionage, revolt and scandal in the life and death of Syrian singer Asmahan

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Dress-down Friday: Rachilde

Cross-dressing as subversion – or penny-pinching

Dress-down Friday: Rachilde

Cross-dressing as subversion – or penny-pinching

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”