This is the chemical formula for love:
dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin.
It can be easily manufactured in a lab, but overdosing on any of them can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity.
Let that sink in.”
With its fitted bodice and full skirt, Jolie’s dress, designed by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi, looks every inch the traditional bridal gown – from the front. The back tells a different story: that of the family’s adventure-filled life, as drawn by the couple’s six children and hand-sewn into the gown and veil. Close to Jolie for years, “I have watched the children grow up, and I loved creating with their drawings,” Massi tells People.
Art history meme (x) - 1/5 centuries or movements - XVII and XVIII century in metallics
Unknown artist, Portrait of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his daughter Sophie (detail)
Le Génie du Mal (details)
White marble. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Liége. Guillaume Geefs, 1848.
Le Génie du Mal (installed 1848) or The Genius of Evil, known informally in English as Lucifer or The Lucifer of Liège, is a religious sculpture executed in white marble by the Belgian artist Guillaume Geefs. (…) often refer to the figure as an ange déchu, a “fallen angel.” It is located within the elaborate pulpit (French chaire de vérité, “seat of truth”) of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Liège, and depicts a classically beautiful man in his physical prime, chained, seated, and nearly nude but for drapery gathered over his thighs, his full length ensconced within a mandorla of bat wings. Geefs’ work replaces an earlier sculpture created for the space by his younger brother Joseph Geefs, which was removed from the cathedral because of its distracting allure and “unhealthy beauty.”
(…) is set within an open niche formed at the base of twin ornate staircases carved with gothic floral motifs. (…) the fallen angel sits on a rock, sheltered by his folded wings; his upper torso, arms, and legs are nude, his center-parted hair nape-length. The veined, membranous wings are articulated like a bat’s, with a prominent thumb claw; the knobby, sinewy olecranon combines bat and human anatomy to create an illusion of realism. A broken sceptre and stripped-off crown are held at the right hip.
Directed by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury
i don’t want other people to decide who i am.
i want to decide that for myself.
Just when the night is darkest, he shines a light. And a new life begins.