jessie | 15 | england
semi-hiatus because of exams/revision
currently reading lolita by vladimir nabokov
currently listening to ritual part ii
Cornelius Völker (German, b. 1965), Ohne Titel (Teebeutel) [Untitled (Teabags)], 1999. Oil on canvas, 195 x 285 cm.
“Before you can change the world you must realize that you, yourself, are part of it. You can’t stand outside looking in”
The Dreamers (2003) dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Rene Magritte, The Lovers, 1928
Magritte’s mother was a suicidal woman, which led her husband, Magritte’s father, to lock her up in her room. One day, she escaped, and was found down a nearby river dead, having drowned herself. According to legend, 13 year old Magritte was there when they retrieved the body from the river. As she was pulled from the water, her dress covered her face. This later became a theme in many of Magritte’s paintings in the 1920’s, portraying people with cloth covering their faces.