centuriespast:

DEGAS, EdgarSpartan Girlc. 1860Pencil on paper, 229 x 360 mmMusée d’Orsay, Paris
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
"Her beauty drowned me. As I sat in front of her I felt that I would do anything mad for her, anything she asked of me. She was color, brilliance, strangeness."
Anais Nin, Henry and June (via daphnesayshi)
"I love her for what she has dared to be, for her hardness, her cruelty, her egoism, her perverseness, her demoniac destructiveness. She would crush me to ashes without hesitation. She is a personality created to the limit. I worship her courage to hurt, and I am willing to be sacrificed to it. She will add the sum of me to her. She will be June plus all that I contain."
Anaïs Nin
firsttimeuser:

Tamara Karsavina, 1910 (via)
Costume by Henri Matisse for Le chant du Rossignol, 1920
cavetocanvas:

Nijinsky As Petrouchka - Franz Kline, 1948
Ninjinsky as Petrouschka
starrystillness:

Vaslav Nijinsky, Till Eulenspiegel, 1916.
nationalballet:

Although Nijinsky was not in the original 1910 version of Fokine’s commedia dell-arte-themed ballet, Carnaval, his portrayal of Harlequin in a later Ballets Russes revival became one of his most popular roles. Nijinsky’s sly characterization, a mix of endearing puckishness and unsettling mischief, captivated audiences.
Nijinsky as Harlequin in Carnaval, 1915.
Nijinsky onstage March 2—8. Buy Tickets.
ukpuru:


9 Feb 1905 Ukpum-uwana . Idiong-master (medicine man) with white pigment around his eyes.

Charles Partridge, in what is now Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.