The Most Hypnotic Eyes in the World by Anonymous, 1972
From the series Spider Monkeys by Aneta Bartos
“Nausea, happiness, they were blending indistinguishably.” —
Georges Bataille, My Mother.
Kaori by Nobuyoshi Araki
Plant and Animal Analogies by Helen Lundeberg, 1934-35
Paula, circa 1910
From Imogen Cunningham 1883 - 1976
“I have the impression of moving in the shadow of syllables, in regions before secrets, where language cannot yet answer the call of thought, in swamps where you risk sinking with every breath.” — Edmond Jabès, The Book of Questions: Volume I (trans. Rosmarie Waldrop)
Etude in 2:4 Time, (Erwin Blumenfeld)
Coronet Magazine, January 1938
Cat in the entrance
Cat in the square
Nude by Bill Brandt, 1948
"I am crazy"
fou / mad
It frequently occurs to the amorous subject that he or she is going mad.
1. I am mad to be in love, I am not mad to be able to say so, I double my image: insane in my own eyes (I know my delirium), simply unreasonable in the eyes of someone else, to whom I quite sanely describe my madness: conscious of this madness, sustaining a discourse upon it.” — Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments (trans. Richard Howard)
Claude Fauville - Nu sur le mur, n.d.
Untitled by Sanne Sannes, 1959-1964
The Sphinx of the Green Mill by Georges Hugnet, 1934. Collage on paper.