pittprickel: Artist: Hata Delhi (around 1930) Title: Die Göttin und ihr Diener (The Goddess and Her Servant) My Source: Ernst Scheckel: Der Flagellantismus in Literatur und Bildnerei (Flagellantism in Literature and Art), Stuttgart 1957 (2nd Edition
whedonesque: Reblog if Dollhouse is your favorite Whedon show. To be honest, this is a vote for the underdog. Buffy is the first born, the golden child who can do no wrong. Angel is the second born, who struggled in the shadow of a favored older sibling
What’s interesting about this particular pic is that, the man’s vanilla clothing and hair style strongly fixes in him time (1970s), the woman’s hairstyle and fetish wear (corset, stockings, garter belt, boots, opera gloves) dislocate
oldhollywood: Notable moments in pre-Code Hollywood: The Sign of the Cross (1932), in which Cecil B. DeMille re-created in sadistic detail the excesses of the “Arena Games” in Nero’s Rome. Highlights include gladiator vs. bear wrestling matches,
This image turns up a lot in Orientalist erotica, featuring the permeable barrier between the harem and the outside world, through which limited congress is possible. The arm band is another fetishized prop of this scenario in the Western male mind.