Duncan Grant – Bloomsbury Set

I've been enjoying the three-part documentary How To Be Bohemian currently airing on the BBC. Episode two focused on the sexual pioneering of the Bloomsbury set in which homosexuality and bisexuality were, as we know, de rigeur. Loving the artwork of Duncan Grant and fascinated by his personal life: Duncan's early affairs were exclusively homosexual.... Continue Reading →

Burgfräulein von Strechau, by an unknown artist from the 17th century. The painting hangs in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The legend (as far as I can determine from the German websites I’ve deciphered with the help of Google Translate) tells that in the late Middle Ages a damsel waited for her lover who left to... Continue Reading →

(via Matthew DiVito) I don't normally post animated GIFs but I really like this image.

Background image © Christopher Payne - Asylum Series. Font is 'Face your Fears' from Dafont.com. Quote is from one of my all-time favourite authors, JG Ballard. Note that this is something of a variation on a theme as I have already done one of these for the almost identical quote: in a completely sane world, madness... Continue Reading →

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