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Philippe Jullian, connoisseur of the exotic

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Monsieur Jullian as seen on the back cover of Dreamers of Decadence (1971). Here at last is the long-promised (and long!) piece about the life and work of Philippe Jullian (1919–1977), a French writer and illustrator who’s become something of a cult figure of mine in recent years. Why the fascination? First and foremost because […]

Posted in {art nouveau}, {art}, {books}, {design}, {drugs}, {fantasy}, {gay}, {illustrators}, {painting}, {symbolists} | 25 comments »

 


The Feminine Sphinx

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Colette. Work this week designing a CD of readings from Colette had me searching books for pictures of the author. Of the few I found this is the most interesting, one of several Colette portraits made by photographer Leopold Reutlinger and one of at least two from 1907 which Colette used to promote her Moulin […]

Posted in {art}, {dance}, {gay}, {painting}, {photography}, {symbolists}, {theatre} | 3 comments »

 


The art of Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1860–1932

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Giulio Aristide Sartorio is generally counted as one of the Italian Symbolists, along with painters such as Giovanni Segantini. He’s also one of the few notable artists of the period to have worked as a film director. I’ve been fascinated by the curiously erotic academic style of Sartorio’s early work for years but these paintings […]

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