atraversso:

Italy by Tesoridiroma.net



pinmeupagainstthesky:

These, for me, are the two most depressing paintings in western history. They were painted by post-impressionist Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man who, due to inbreeding, was born with a genetic disorder that prevented his legs from growing after they were broken. After being so thoroughly mocked for is appearance, he became an alcoholic, which is what eventually caused his institutionalization and death. His only known romantic relations were with prostitutes.

And then he paints something like this which is so beautiful and tender and sentimental. It seems like the couple in bed really loves each other—cares about each other. Wakes up happy to look at each other. And I see that love and passion and I wonder how lonely he must have been. I wonder how he could paint something like this without it breaking his heart. 

Maybe they say artists should create what they know, not because its unbelievable when they extend themselves beyond their experiences, but because when they pull it off with such elegance, it’s so damn unbearable to look at. I hate thinking of Lautrec, wondering about the lovers he created and knowing it was beyond his experience. Creating something that he knows is beautiful and knows he’ll never really understand. 



What does it matter? Nothing matters anymore.


not all  m o n s t e r s, do  m o n s t r o u s  things.

                l i k e   w h o ?  l i k e   s c o t t .


booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.


If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been “fuck off” because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we? And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, “No, fuck off, leave me alone, thank you very much. —

Dame Helen Mirren (x)

Helen Mirren is so fucking amazing.

(via naamahdarling)


Alison Hendrix + Sides


surprisebitch:

there are 3 types of people


"It’s been 14 years, and still not a day goes by that I don’t miss your dad."


natalie dormer at the 66th annual emmy awards


englishsnow:

 Leendert Buteijn


kastiakbc:

veganvibez:

found the best twitter 

I was angry until i read the tweets


Dascha Polanco attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.


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