The Divine Eros Defeats the Earthly Eros (c. 1602)
"A mermaid found a swimming lad,William Butler Yeats, “The Mermaid”
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown."
(Source: seabois, via loveage-moondream)
by Zdzisław Beksiński
(Source: myos-otis, via mentalalchemy)
Franciszek Żmurko, Z rozkazu padyszacha (By the Order of Padishah), 1881
Oil on canvas, 135.5 x 240 cm.
National Museum, Warsaw
Gustav Adolf Mossa (1883 - 1971)
Walter Bowman (American, 1865-1938), Yellow Hawk, ca. 1900, gelatin silver print
Portland Art Museum
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via fables-of-the-reconstruction
“The Kiss of the Sphinx" (detail), 1895, Franz von Stuck.
Gustav Klimt, Love, 1895
Oil on canvas, 60 x 44 cm.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.