David Elsensohn

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Los Angeles  ·  Contemplating a lifestyle of music, eating at L.A. holes in the wall, being outraged, exploring darker things, failing to write, or suffering from ennui.
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Never too late to the party. "Les Mortes (The Dead Women)", by Gustav-Adolf Mossa,1906.

Never too late to the party. "Les Mortes (The Dead Women)", by Gustav-Adolf Mossa,1906.

Valentina Yasen, seeing what we cannot. Via Oldushka Models. https://www.instagram.com/oldushkamodels/

Valentina Yasen, seeing what we cannot. Via Oldushka Models. https://www.instagram.com/oldushkamodels/

Cheerfully presenting the prettiest and most conversation-worthy of her wares. "The Flower Vendor", by Victor Émile Prouvé, 1882.

Cheerfully presenting the prettiest and most conversation-worthy of her wares. "The Flower Vendor", by Victor Émile Prouvé, 1882.

Weighted by glory, an invocation of blessing. "Tree Handed Madonna" by Katarzyna Widmanska. -- https://widmanska.tumblr.com/

Weighted by glory, an invocation of blessing. "Tree Handed Madonna" by Katarzyna Widmanska. -- https://widmanska.tumblr.com/

"Vogue Italia's L’Uomo February Issue features the upcoming band BRÅVES dressed in YVY’s Strap Shoulderpiece. Shot by Francesco Carrozzini and styled by Ayako Yoshida." ----- from http://birthofparadise.tumblr.com/post/158281784999/vogue-italias-luomo-february-issue-features-the

"Vogue Italia's L’Uomo February Issue features the upcoming band BRÅVES dressed in YVY’s Strap Shoulderpiece. Shot by Francesco Carrozzini and styled by Ayako Yoshida." ----- from http://birthofparadise.tumblr.com/post/158281784999/vogue-italias-luomo-february-issue-features-the

Weary of the killing. "undead" by oz To. https://www.artstation.com/ozto

Weary of the killing. "undead" by oz To. https://www.artstation.com/ozto

The heroine, poised above the crypt of Merlin, surrounded by spirits conjured by Merlin's sage-apprentice Melissa. "Bradamante at Merlin's Tomb", by Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard, c1820.

"Bradamente At Merlin's Tomb -- Circa 1820 -- Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard -- French -- Oil on canvas -- High Museum of Art -- Atlanta, Georgia

One of Tawny Chatmon's children, resplendent in black girlhood. - https://www.tawnychatmon.com/ - http://afropunk.com/2017/10/kilmit-inspired-artist-honors-black-girlhood-gold-embellished-portraits/

One of Tawny Chatmon's children, resplendent in black girlhood. - https://www.tawnychatmon.com/ - http://afropunk.com/2017/10/kilmit-inspired-artist-honors-black-girlhood-gold-embellished-portraits/

Mmekutmfon Essien. http://mfonfoto.org/

‘Mfon’ book series features 100 Black women photographers of the African Diaspora - AFROPUNK

Hermes, dispassionately performing his role as psychopomp as Charon approaches. "Souls on the Banks of the Acheron" by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, 1898. (A very good explication here: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2011/08/souls-on-banks-of-acheron.html )

Souls on the Banks of the Acheron, 1898 — Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl,

Judy Pace, shyly composed. Jet Magazine, April 1972.

Judy Pace, shyly composed. Jet Magazine, April 1972.

A peaceful repose. The maiden does not look terribly distressed at having been carried off, and the beast doubtless does not know its fate depicted in "The Four Skillful Brothers."         "Dragon Resting Its Head On The Lap Of A Woman." by R. Leinweber. Printed in "Kinder und Haus märchen gesammelt durch die Bruder Grimm : mit 4 Bildern in Farbendruck und 181 text illustrationen." (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1912)

thatsacooldragon: “ I always approve of ladies having a chill time with dragons. Who needs to be a damsel in distress? artist unknown ” Art source: Dragon Resting Its Head On The Lap Of A Woman - R.

The bench, perhaps, where the ghost sits. She waits still. Photo by S A B E K R.

The bench, perhaps, where the ghost sits. She waits still. Photo by S A B E K R.