Say goodnight on a night like this

vegan straight edge girl, in love with art and history.

time lost is never regained.

lunawoman:

Arnold Genthe art photo

lunawoman:

Arnold Genthe art photo

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20th-century-man:

Dorothy Lamour / publicity still for Mark Sandrich’s Man About Town (1939)

20th-century-man:

Dorothy Lamour / publicity still for Mark Sandrich’s Man About Town (1939)

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karamazove:

Mlle Cora Laparcerie by Leopold Reutlinger c.1905

karamazove:

Mlle Cora Laparcerie by Leopold Reutlinger c.1905

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vintagechampagnefever:

Lupe Velez 

vintagechampagnefever:

Lupe Velez 

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ziggytheiggy:

john, I’m only dancing

*raises hand and jumps up and down*

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magictransistor:

Thirteen-Deity Mandala of Vajrabhairava. Tibet. 1500s.
Shocking in their fierce horrific appearance, with fangs dripping blood and bulging eyes rolling in their sockets, depictions of wrathful deities are a prominent characteristic of Himalayan Buddhism. They are expressions of the dual nature of the divine in which complementary energies—peaceful and wrathful—are manifested visually. Meditation on wrathful deities and their mandalas is meant to harness and transform energy, primarily in an effort to remove potential obstacles on a practitioner’s path toward enlightenment. Representations of these deities often include macabre imagery: ornaments made of skulls, intestines, and severed heads; seas of blood; and charnel ground scenes. Much of this violent imagery has to do with the traumatic act of trapping and slaying the ego, the primary impediment to enlightenment. -Rubin Museum of Art

magictransistor:

Thirteen-Deity Mandala of Vajrabhairava. Tibet. 1500s.

Shocking in their fierce horrific appearance, with fangs dripping blood and bulging eyes rolling in their sockets, depictions of wrathful deities are a prominent characteristic of Himalayan Buddhism. They are expressions of the dual nature of the divine in which complementary energies—peaceful and wrathful—are manifested visually. Meditation on wrathful deities and their mandalas is meant to harness and transform energy, primarily in an effort to remove potential obstacles on a practitioner’s path toward enlightenment. Representations of these deities often include macabre imagery: ornaments made of skulls, intestines, and severed heads; seas of blood; and charnel ground scenes. Much of this violent imagery has to do with the traumatic act of trapping and slaying the ego, the primary impediment to enlightenment. -Rubin Museum of Art

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