Unbetitelt

Art Historian, Illustrator, Human Being from Berlin.
If you are interested in my art, please contact me at: lisette.draws (at) gmail.com
Jean-Léon Gérôme, Pollice Verso, 1872.

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Pollice Verso, 1872.

Evelyn De Morgan, Hope in a Prison of Despair.

Evelyn De Morgan, Hope in a Prison of Despair.

Well, my little blogbaby turned 1 today!
Thank you all so so so much for being interested in the stuff I post, thanks for the reblog, likes, comments and messages. I really love you all! <3

Well, my little blogbaby turned 1 today!

Thank you all so so so much for being interested in the stuff I post, thanks for the reblog, likes, comments and messages. I really love you all! <3

Newest addition. 🌑 wanted these for ages and finally did it!

Newest addition. 🌑 wanted these for ages and finally did it!

Well I hope you all appreciate spaces’ badassness (😂) and don’ believe that some bearded old man on a fluffy cloud created all those beautiful death traps out there! Because this one is HD189733b, a gas giant, just 63 light-years away from earth, but don’ t be fooled by that pretty blue color! The temperature of this planets’ atmosphere is over 1000 degrees celsius, the winds blow at 7000 km/h and to make it even more comfy it rains glass. Sideways!

Well I hope you all appreciate spaces’ badassness (😂) and don’ believe that some bearded old man on a fluffy cloud created all those beautiful death traps out there! Because this one is HD189733b, a gas giant, just 63 light-years away from earth, but don’ t be fooled by that pretty blue color! The temperature of this planets’ atmosphere is over 1000 degrees celsius, the winds blow at 7000 km/h and to make it even more comfy it rains glass. Sideways!

Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, Ophelia, 1890.

Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, Ophelia, 1890.

Fernand Edmond Jean Marie Khnopff, I lock my door upon myself, 1891.

The aim of the Symbolists was to turn away from what they saw as the materialism of Impressionism. Instead, they sought to be evocative, to suggest a mood, or an abstract idea—to make their work analogous to poetry and music (neither of which depict the external world in a literal way). So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Khnopff’s painting,  I Lock My Door Upon Myself (1891), takes its title and inspiration from a poem, “Who Shall Deliver Me?” by Christina Rossetti (the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a Pre-Raphaelite painter who was an important influence on Khnopff). 

The poem’s title clearly recalls a biblical passage, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24) whose subject is an internal conflict from which only God can deliver us. In Khnopff’s hands though, Rossetti’s poem becomes a more general and secular meditation on inner conflict or mood. 

Fernand Edmond Jean Marie Khnopff, I lock my door upon myself, 1891.

The aim of the Symbolists was to turn away from what they saw as the materialism of Impressionism. Instead, they sought to be evocative, to suggest a mood, or an abstract idea—to make their work analogous to poetry and music (neither of which depict the external world in a literal way). So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Khnopff’s painting,  I Lock My Door Upon Myself (1891), takes its title and inspiration from a poem, “Who Shall Deliver Me?” by Christina Rossetti (the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a Pre-Raphaelite painter who was an important influence on Khnopff). 

The poem’s title clearly recalls a biblical passage, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24) whose subject is an internal conflict from which only God can deliver us. In Khnopff’s hands though, Rossetti’s poem becomes a more general and secular meditation on inner conflict or mood. 

For the Workforce, Drowning..

For the Workforce, Drowning..

And the last one: Atropos, the “inevitable”. She is the one who chose the mechanism of death and ended each mortals’ life by cutting their thread..

And the last one: Atropos, the “inevitable”. She is the one who chose the mechanism of death and ended each mortals’ life by cutting their thread..

Next up: Lachesis, the second of the three Fates, the one who measures the thread of life and determins Destiny.. 

Next up: Lachesis, the second of the three Fates, the one who measures the thread of life and determins Destiny..