batarde:

“The truth of the matter is that—by an exorbitant paradox—I never stop believing that I am loved. I hallucinate what I desire. Each wound proceeds less from a doubt than from a betrayal: for only the one who loves can betray, only the one who believes himself loved can be jealous: that the other, episodically, should fail in his being, which is to love me—that is the origin of all my woes. A delirium, however, does not exist unless one wakens from it(there are only retrospective deliriums): one day, I realize what has happened to me: I thought I was suffering from not being loved, and yet it is because I thought I was loved that I was suffering; I lived in the complication of supposing myself simultaneously loved and abandoned. Anyone hearing my intimate language would have had to exclaim, as of a difficult child: But after all, what does he want?”
— Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments

batarde:

The truth of the matter is that—by an exorbitant paradox—I never stop believing that I am loved. I hallucinate what I desire. Each wound proceeds less from a doubt than from a betrayal: for only the one who loves can betray, only the one who believes himself loved can be jealous: that the other, episodically, should fail in his being, which is to love me—that is the origin of all my woes. A delirium, however, does not exist unless one wakens from it(there are only retrospective deliriums): one day, I realize what has happened to me: I thought I was suffering from not being loved, and yet it is because I thought I was loved that I was suffering; I lived in the complication of supposing myself simultaneously loved and abandoned. Anyone hearing my intimate language would have had to exclaim, as of a difficult child: But after all, what does he want?

— Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments




Album cover for The End of All Things by Tropic of Cancer

Album cover for The End of All Things by Tropic of Cancer




Poster for Carl Boese’s silent film The White Spider, 1927
Via 50 Watts

Poster for Carl Boese’s silent film The White Spider, 1927

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From Manuel Pratique d’hypnotisme, 1941
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From Manuel Pratique d’hypnotisme, 1941

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frenchtwist:
Art et réalité, Formes 50 Magazine, 1950 via Au carrefour étrange

frenchtwist:

Art et réalité, Formes 50 Magazine, 1950

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kirgiakos, hearts-are-needles:

Hip Splint, c.1933.

kirgiakoshearts-are-needles:

Hip Splint, c.1933.




Untitled by Anonymous, ca. 1930
Via Daniel Blau

Untitled by Anonymous, ca. 1930

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Oz magazine, Issue 3 [crop]

Oz magazine, Issue 3 [crop]




rrosehobart, geisterseher:

Cover detail from L’Oeil de la police (1908).

rrosehobartgeisterseher:

Cover detail from L’Oeil de la police (1908).




Source unknown
(via hexavalentchromium, vintague)

Source unknown

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From Sensations n°13, September 1949
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From Sensations n°13, September 1949

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hoodoothatvoodoo:

maudelynn: Book cover photo of a cat with a girl’s face c.1965

hoodoothatvoodoo:

maudelynn: Book cover photo of a cat with a girl’s face c.1965




Anonymous, Oz magazine
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Anonymous, Oz magazine

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From Régal n°1, October 1949
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From Régal n°1, October 1949

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