Jeanne Mammen (Berlin 1890-1976), Revuegirls, 1928 * ...

unseen, only to see

Jeanne Mammen (Berlin 1890-1976), Revuegirls, 1928

Jeanne Mammen (Berlin 1890-1976), Revuegirls, 1928



Simone Rocha Spring 2016

Valentino Spring 2017

ELLE France July 2017 Esmee Christine by Rokas Darulis

Christian Dior - Detalles

Simone Rocha Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show Details

Photographed by Colin Dodgson for LOVE collections S/S 2015

Nylon Magazine March 2017 by Shxpir - Fashion Editorials

ELLE Canada May 2016 Frances Coombe by Felix Wong

Lou Schoof photographed by Sarah Blais

Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2018

Dany Atrache Fall 2017 Couture


the appealing fashion photos above are:
1. 1940's nightgown
2. Simone Rocha Spring 2016
3. Valentino Spring 2017
4. ELLE France July 2017 Esmee Christine by Rokas Darulis
5. Christian Dior
6. Simone Rocha Spring 2017
7. Photographed by Colin Dodgson
8. Nylon Magazine March 2017
9. ELLE Canada May 2016 Frances Coombe by Felix Wong
10. Lou Schoof photographed by Sarah Blais
11. Jonathan Simkhai Spring 2018
12. Dany Atrache Fall 2017 Couture

Jeanne Mammen  (1890-1976)  was an artist with a very particular style exploring an urban life of Berlin of the Weimar-era. She often portrayed lesbians but also intimate, sensual moments between two women who are not necessary in an intimate relationship but just seem close. She also contributed to two lesbian magazines.
 At that time it was quite normal for women to live together, as in a little pack out of economic and security reasons that sometimes turned into intimate relationships. Which leaves the question open - was she a lesbian herself? And the answer is: it does not matter. I would like to know, but it makes no difference. I would like to read a book about her French lover Giselle (I just made this up). But most of all I would like to know, looking into history,  why were so many artists gay. Again, it does not matter but it's so clearly visible. I guess because we're sensitive, and I call myself an artist because if you do art you are an artist, and bad art is still art, but I'm not going to put any of it here for you to see until it matures. And as a painter one is inspired in more than one way. Only I think people before did not build their identity on the foundations of their sexual orientation. Things were more fluid when it came to labeling, others or oneself. It is artist's aesthetic sensibility that makes most of the building blocks of his or hers persona. And in some cases in past, the persona of an artist was larger than his or hers art.

And sometimes quite the opposite happened because of their sensitive nature artists were forced to withdraw themselves from society living almost hermit-like existence.

" ...I have always wanted to be just a pair of eyes, walking through the world unseen, only to see others. Unfortunately one was seen."

 Jeanne Mammen

I can so relate to this. Every now and then I see one of those less ordinary people and I get to see them in their natural state and pass unnoticed by this visions as I call them, and I am very thankful for this experiences its like they get recorded by my brain and then filed for various artistic purposes whether drawing whether potentially writing about them. I'm inspired all the time but rarely does something good come out of it. What is the antidote? I guess - work more. What do you care, you wonder am I gay :)

"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”

― D.W. Winnicott


So I saw this and was curious what will I get

here's mine:

- name
my name is jeff 
(there we go gender fluidity once more)

my age in days

- location
i live in spanish

- nationality
  i was born in spanish
(can you tell? a couple of years ago I was learning Spanish)

- body type
my body is ready

- i am looking for
i am looking for ward to hearing from you
who enjoys residuary powers
and has card status

-  i enjoy
 i enjoy in spanish (2.being a girl) i like you in spanish (2. i like a guy who has a girlfriend) i like dogs in spanish - Me gustan los perros, and i like to party
(so basically a stereotypical latin lover with a pup. ay)

- My ideal partner would be
a person who does animation (2. sells meat) who can it be now?
(now you're asking questions?)

- my turn ons are
hugging and kissing
brains and brawn
intelligence and depression

- my turn offs are
being mary jane and being in agony he prayed

my turn off are in spanish slang

Well, this was so fun I asked my friend M. to do it. 
I guess you could call her a nerd or something:

- name
my name is (what?)

my age  What's My Age Again? blink-182 

- location
i live in meaning

-  nationality
 i was born in or on grammar

- body type
my body is ready meaning
(yes, I would like the meaning of this)

- i am looking for
i am looking for facebook
who enjoys plural
and has The Woman Who Is Always Tan And Has a Flat Stomach
(so, what? a dude from fb who wants a polyamorous relationship with me and someone with different skin-type)

-  i enjoy
 i enjoy sentences
(yes, preferably in a book)
 i like that's what i like  i like Cool jewelry shining so bright  and i like It

 - my ideal partner would be
a person who grammar
who say what you want to say but my mind's made up anyway and who or those whom
(none of this is grammatically correct)

my turn ons are
caring and displaying kindness 
hugging and  scientific facts
intelligence and the DNA Revolution

my turn offs are
being thesaurus and being and time martin heidegger 
(yes, the book is a bit of a turn off I must warn you)

" While thoughts exist, words are alive and   literature becomes an escape,  not from, but into living." Cyril Con...

Escape into Living

Yelena Bryksenkova: lovely illustration work by Yelena Bryksenkova

"While thoughts exist, words are alive and 
 literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living."

Related image

 "How much better is silence; the coffee cup,  the table. How much better 
to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. 
Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, 
this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”        

Virginia Woolf, The Waves

"I am not even a poet: I see."

Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

This absolutely gorgeous pieces of art are: 
1. Yelena Bryksenkova  
and the beautiful lines are from following books:

Ofra Amit Photography by Luc Coiffait Photography by Alessio Bolzoni Alena Akhmadullina Pre-Fall 2017 collection ...

Leisure Time

Pinzellades al món: Les il·lustracions d'Ofra Amit / Las ilustraciones de Ofra Amit:
Ofra Amit

Photography by Luc Coiffait

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Photography by Alessio Bolzoni

See the complete Alena Akhmadullina Pre-Fall 2017 collection.:
Alena Akhmadullina Pre-Fall 2017 collection

athingcalledbliss: Molly by Alex De Mora for Wonderland...:
Photography by Alex De Mora

Jason Wu Fall 2015 Details:
Jason Wu

Antonio Marras at Milan Spring 2016 (Details):
Antonio Marras 

Antonio Marras 

Photography by Jessie Lily

Robert Wun

Fendi Fall/Winter 2014-15 Collection Close Up:

Ph. David Gomez Maestre:
Photography by David Gomez Maestre

Photo Binx Walton by Glen Luchford for T Magazine September 2015:
Photography by Glen Luchford

ph: ana larruy st: grace alexander:
Photography by Ana Larruy

Co Pre-Fall 2017 Collection Photos - Vogue:
Co Pre-Fall 2017

Art: Ofra Amit
She is a children book illustrator, but her work is so versatile it appeals to a wider range of audience, which would be everybody :). Even though her colors are more mournful the moods are clear and feelings conveyed. I wish I found more about her on the internet, but since I didn't have a look at her portfolio site it's beautiful:

Rarely has rummaging about fashion sites brought to me so much visual joy as when I landed on Alena Akhmadullina's site.(Here: AA) You maybe never heard of her but she's on scene for a longer time, maybe more known (or famous)  in her native Russia. So much vibrant colors and especially important to me - color shade combinations, best thing since Miu Miu. Amidst all these fine looking photos I chose the one from her  Pre-Fall 2017 collection. I think I like every single piece in that collection ( which is a bit darker than the rest, its a fall collection after all so...). Modern classic and Russian traditional decorative motives on pajama looking outfits and bathrobe like mantles: adorable.

(from left: 1.2. Richard Edward Miller, 3. William Merritt Chase, 4.Gustave Courtois, 5. Robert Henri )

 Hand-painted accessories, tender laces, silk, and fringe, some traditional pearl embroidery, and I don't even like folk, and it's not, it's beyond folk. I am actually reminded of the 19th beginning of the 20th-century fashion when ladies of society wore kimonos and dresses made from kimono fabric. Lounging, tea parties, decadence :), leisure, and painters like Albert Stevens or  Frederick Carl Frieske painting their muses in silk floral robes. Even Monet painted his wife in red kimono.


Also while touching the subject of parlours and leisure, do you consider leisure as idling around or similar to this:
“The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation.” 
- Ezra Pound - 

“This is very important -- to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you're gonna lose everything...just to do nothing at all, very, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That's why they're all totally mad, frustrated, angry and hateful.” 
- Charles Bukowski -

"The clear, green, quite breathable atmosphere..." (Sylvia Plath)   Domenico Gnoli Fernand Toussaint Fernand Tou...

Lady in Green (part III )

"The clear, green, quite breathable atmosphere..."
(Sylvia Plath)

.:. Domenico Gnoli
 Domenico Gnoli

Fernand Toussaint.
Fernand Toussaint

Fernand Toussaint - Google pretraživanje
Fernand Toussaint

Lilla Cabot Perry  (American, 1848-1933):
Lilla Cabot Perry 

Madame Louis Joachim Gaudibert by Claude Monet

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor Paxton
William McGregor Paxton

William McGregor Paxton

William McGregor Paxton

Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor Paxton
William McGregor Paxton

Oil Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor Paxton
William McGregor Paxton

 Louis Buisseret

The Rain It Raineth Every Day (1883) - George Frederick Watts:
 George Frederick Watts

John Frederick Lewis, ‘The Siesta’ 1876:
John Frederick Lewis

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán Masses
Federico Beltrán Masses

This post is a sequel to my previous posts Lady in Green 
and Lady in Green (partII)


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