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Posted: Oct 7, 2017 7:24 AM
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Mikhaïl Baryshnikov dans 'Le Jeune Homme et La Mort' de Roland Petit 💔d'après un mimodrame de Jean Cocteau. Musique de J.S Bach.
#firstlove #ladanse
Posted: Oct 7, 2017 7:20 AM
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Mikhaïl Baryshnikov and Liza Minnelli, New York, 1980
And... this is the 1853 etching of ‘Le Stryge’ (half-female, half-night bird demon) by Charles Meryon mentioned previously!
The second image is a photography taken in the same year by Charles Nègre.
By the mid-19th century, the medieval gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Paris had deteriorated. Inspired by Victor Hugo's 1831 novel ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’, Viollet-le-Duc replaced the gargoyles with chimères, guardian-demons that, from an architectural viewpoint, are simply decorative.
The Stryge is melancholically resting on his elbows, sticking his tongue out and leering over Paris. Poetic, fantastic, demonic and romantic all at the same time, I would love to go up Notre-Dame to see him again, along with his 53 other ‘guardian angels’ friends.
@george_pdl 🇫🇷
#gargouilles #notredamedeparis #charmingdemons #edgarpoe #victorhugo #lestryge #toursaintjacques #gothicarchitecture
Posted: Oct 3, 2017 6:22 AM
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Papa and the Stryge, Notre-Dame de Paris, 1977
This grotesque, located on an angle along the gallery of the south tower of Notre-Dame, is one of a group of fantastical figures carved during the restoration of the cathedral in the 1850s. Viollet-le-Duc replaced the gargoyles with chimères, as he called them, guardian-demons that, from an architectural viewpoint, are simply decorative. An 1852-54 series of etchings on Paris by artist Charles Meryon featured an image of the grotesque overlooking the city below; he named the print Le Stryge (The Vampire), and catapulted the stone carving to fame.
#lestryge #grotesque #chimère #fantasticalfigure #victorhugo #notredamedeparis
Paris, 1977
Forty years in France today 🇫🇷🇯🇵
Posted: Oct 1, 2017 8:31 AM
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Kleine Welten I by Kandinsky, 1922
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 7:47 AM
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Les dessous chics
C'est se garder au fond de soi
Fragile comme un bas de soie
#beautifuljane ❤️#lesdessouschics