The Kiss by Egon Schiele
(Source: tataaanana, via virginite)
Cy Twombly - Untitled (2001)
Detail from Caravaggio’s “Death of the Virgin”.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler - Filmstills, Odeon, 2000. C-print
Robert Mapplethorpe - Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter, 1979. Photograph on paper
Humour is not something that we tend to associate with Mapplethorpe’s work, but this double portrait certainly has it. Unusually, Mapplethorpe has chosen to photograph these two men not in a neutral setting but in a cluttered environment of questionable taste. The implication is that this is where the men live. They are dressed in full black leather gear and the submissive seated partner is chained up and shackled to the bearded standing figure. The sado-masochistic ritual that is being enacted contrasts totally with the homey living room. The only pointer to darker currents is the table to the right made of deer antlers.
Robert Rauschenberg - Caucus, 1997. Lithograph on paper
Happy Valentines day y’all! Hope you all party hard like these bunch. Lots of love. Artpedia x