The Death of Gaveston
The Seduction of Ganymede
After Wilhelm Böttner 1790-1800
Zeus, seated on eagle, embraces Ganymede with wine jug. How did this happen? The “stare decisis” (legal precedent) was set when this myth was first told by the Greeks. The Romans copied the story so the Latin form of the name Ganymēdēs was Catamitus, from which the English word “catamite" derives.
"Long laws are public catamites”
this is the second time
The Festival of the Supreme Being, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, 1794
I’m really into the color red
So when my blog looked like this
with that post right up there
with all that red
i was pretty happy
David P. Jordan, The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre
No but guys seriously just imagine
you’re walking through a crowd when suddenly THERE’S A BABY OH MY GOD WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS THING
DO I EAT IT OR WHAT
Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from Thomas Linley the Younger, 1772.
In honor of Bastille Day! And I figured it was about time I finished this ink doodle that’s been sitting around for quite a while
printing out and making a Saint-Just cube
reading about Voltaire’s thoughts on sodomy
and frantically Googling for more art depicting Antinous
that’s me basically every night
A picture of the original St. Just Cube (1986) by Ian Hamilton Finlay, and also a transparent/properly-sized version so you can print and actually make it. His instructions read:
"Cut around outside edge of figure. Score remaining lines, glue flaps, & fold to form cube"