Posts tagged: sculpture
French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923, muse to Alphonse Mucha) as a sphinx in a self-portrait inkwell she designed, 1880
From the Princeton University Library Graphic Arts Collection (http://blogs.princeton.edu/graphicarts/2011/03/ink_well.html)
Poor, poor lady. Her patron Goddess demands her high priestesses’ head as a tribute after said priestess get’s raped by the godly uncle of the goddess she serves. Oh, and before Athene demands Medusa’s head, she makes sure to punish her for being the victim of rape by making her into a monster that can never interact with humanity again. Athene is an awful thing, and I have no honor or love for that awful cunt in my heart. Medusa, on the other hand…
“Body of Christ”
Icarus at the Air Force headquarters in Zemun.
Antinous as Agathodaimon with snake and cornucopia,
130 -140 CE, from Roma, now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
“The shrill rustling lotus murmurs its swelling song, and the golden kithara, the sweet-sounding kithara, answers the voice of men.
And all the host of poets, dwellers in Attica, sing your glory, God, famed for playing the kithara, son of great Zeus,
beside this snow-crowned peak, oh you who reveal to all mortals
the eternal and infallible oracles.”First Delphic Hymn to Apollo
(‘Apollo di Mantova’)