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.
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, dir. michel gondry
EXO’s non-title songs as album cover: My Lady
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for rainy days. a book, your favorite tv show, a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea and a blanket. :listen:
"Leonardo is the most incredible actor on the planet,.. I walked away from my audition and I couldn’t believe that I’d been acting with him…. At the audition, we had been acting out these scenes together. We did 15 takes of one scene. He didn’t really have much dialogue as Gatsby, and the camera was never on him, but he played three other characters. He’d say a line as Gatsby, and then he’d jump up and play Tom Buchanan. We were doing the scene with the cameras over my shoulder, and he was lighting a cigarette for me and looking at me. It was all me, and he didn’t have any words, and he was improvising stuff to say, just to help me. I was like, “Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t need to be helping me in this audition.” He was auditioning girls all day. I was so blown away by how generous he was, let alone being amazing to act with."
”(ᴗ_ ᴗ。) // a quiet mix for falling asleep or relaxing in bed or when you’re just kind of ok „
1.- darlene // the lumineers 2.- featherstone // the paper kites 3.- it’s alright now // bombay bicycle club 4.- in the embers // sleeping at last 5.- welcome home, son // radical face 6.- the moon song // karen o ft. ezra koenig 7.- mice on venus // C418 8.- drive on (acoustic) // avalanche city 9.- slow it down // the lumineers 10.- downstairs // lunahii 11.- lyndia // general ghost 12.- sense // tom odell 13.- old pine // ben howard
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eyebrow game strong? more like eyeBAG game strong. i’m fucking exhausted. haha lol
Alright. Just how rich does you desktop have to be? I picked these in the Latour collection.