|achilles:||i'll fight you. i'll fight him. i'll fight this river|
|achilles:||i will fight my OWN ASS IN THE DESERT|
My dream dress arrived in the mail, so I had to take some detail shots of Juliette et Justine’s Robe de la mystérieuse-rêve! When I say this is my dream dress, I mean I literally wished and dreamed that some day there would be a Harry Clarke printed dress, and lo and behold! Of course Mari would come up with one.
I have juxtaposed each photo next to the original Harry Clarke illustrations, so that people can get a better look at how they have been manipulated to fit the design of the dress. Most are clipped from sections of a certain print, but the most obvious difference is the husband of Morella being much closer to her face, and the image of Egaeus in his chair is flipped.
List of illustrations:
- Ligeia and her husband (from the short story Ligeia), illustration titled “I would call aloud upon her name”. this one is front and centre, and deservedly so. It is one of the most striking images from the Illustrated Tales. The main differences here are that her halo/mandala has been completed on the dress, and the negative space has been filled with sections from Morella's illustration and a section of mountain from Landor’s Cottage.
- Morella and her husband (from the short story Morella), illustration titled “The Earth grew dark, and its figures passed by me like flitting shadows, and among them all I beheld only — Morella”. This one has been quite manipulated, so that Morella’s husband is almost cupping her face, rather than being further away. It’s interesting because it rather changes the dynamic of the illustration, but it works well for the dress.
- Egaeus (from the short story Berenice), illustration titled “It was a fearful page in the record of my existence”. A small section has been trimmed and flipped into the dress print, between Ligeia’s husband and the night revelers from the Assignation.
- The night revelers (from the short story The Assignation), illustration titled “It was the Marchessa Aphrodite - the adoration of all Venice… I had no power to move from the upright position…”. This image is from a diptych of which I’ve only included the right half.
- The mountain (from the short story Landor’s Cottage), illustration titled “The little vale into which I thus peered down…” Just a small section of the mountain is used to fill the negative space in the front (to the right of Ligeia), but I thought I would include it anyway as it’s a fairly unknown and even more rarely read (yet lovely) story from Poe’s less gruesome catalogue.
So that’s that! You’ll soon be able to find a more in-depth review of the dress itself on my blog! If you have any questions, comments, or find something else just drop me an ask. If you also have this dress feel free to message me too, I can’t wait to see coords with it!
Hooded Katara Dagger
- Dated: mid 16th century
- Place of Origin: South India (Srirangam or Tanjore)
- Measurements: overall length: 22in (560mm). Blade length: 15in (380mm)
A similar weapon exists in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (No.36.25.905) and is pictured on page 146 (fig.15.3) in the “Hindu Arms & Ritual” book by Robert Elgood.
This particular one was locally made, featuring a multi fullered blade. The shell guard, or hood, ends with a yali finial. There are overlaid steel borders, which interestingly have fine rope twist decoration.
Made in Islamic style, the katar has four cusp arch design where the hilt meets the blade.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms
Adelina Patti (1843-1919) remains one of the most famous sopranos in history due to the pure beauty of her lyric voice and the unsurpassed quality of her belcanto technique. Giuseppe Verdi was not alone in calling her the greatest vocalist that he ever heard. So remarkable was the spontaneity of her singing and the singular beauty of her voice that terms like “belcanto” and “coloratura” were first generally used to describe her singing. Patti’s early acoustic recordings are an important link in the search for an authentic belcanto tradition.
'Ah, non credea mirarti', distant echo from begone ages, was recorded in June 1906, at Craig-y-nos Castle, Patti’s home in Wales.
Works of Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). A great gallery u find here. Mostly he derived his motifs from the bible and ancient mythologies (roman, greek egyptian etc.). André Breton, one of the founders of surrealism, regarded Moreau as a precursor of the surrealist movement.
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