The Witch and her Broomstick by Leonor Fini, 1980 [crop]
solange 17 (by melanie rodriguez)
Shudder to Think - Hot One (from the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack)
“Here is a handful
of shadow I have brought back to you:
this decay, this hope, this mouth-
ful of dirt, this poetry.” —
Margaret Atwood, from “Mushrooms” in Selected Poems: Volume 2
Untitled by Francesca Woodman, Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78
(Tonal variation on this)
Paul Armand Gette - Déchirures
Montage Photograph of the Artist’s Wife Marie by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, 1940s
“I leave my silence to a co-operative of poets
who have already bruised their mouths against it.
I leave my homesick charm to the scavengers of
spare change who work the old artistic corners.
I leave the shadow of my manly groin to those who
write for pay.
I leave to several jealous men a second-rate legend
of my life.
To those few high school girls
who preferred my work to Dylan’s
I leave my stone ear
and my disposable Franciscan ambitions.” — Leonard Cohen, The Pro
Leonora Carrington (1917-2011): The Recital of Dreams (not dated) via
Righteous Kingdom by Kuniyoshi Kaneko
Femme nue couchée sur le côté gauche, de face, les bras sur la tête by François-Rupert Carabin
Medici Venus (anatomical wax model), 18th century
“Now the night has been opened like a box of
exotic blue canaries & I’m brushing feathers from my
long dark sleeves. You smile as the song rises,
hesitant, in my cool white throat—” —
Kristina Marie Darling, from “Aviary”