Πέμπτη, 31 Μαρτίου 2016

Leonor Fini

La Bout du Monde , 1948
 Leonor Fini (1907 – 1996) was an Argentine surrealist painter, designer, illustrator, and author. Many of her paintings featured women in positions of power; an example of this is the painting La Bout du Monde where a female figure is submerged in water up to her breasts with human and animal skulls surrounding her. Madonna used the imagery in her video, "Bedtime Story" in 2006. She illustrated many works by the great authors and poets, including Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire and Shakespeare, as well as texts by new writers. She is, perhaps, best known for her graphic illustrations for Histoire d'O.

Petit Sphinx Gardien, 1943-44



les sorcieres, 1959




etching 1957

La perle

for E.A.Poe
for E.A.Poe

Histoire d'O, 1962

Histoire d'O, 1962

Histoire d'O, 1962

Histoire d'O, 1962


Δευτέρα, 14 Μαρτίου 2016

Creepy anti-Syphilis posters

Anti-Prostitution Poster, WWII
Venereal diseases always used as a pragmatic proof in order to enstablish an anti-hedonic sexual morality to Youth and controlled monogamic relations. But the majority of official warnings had to do with protection of males, especially soldiers, so nearly all related posters and propaganda refered to "creepy" and insidious female prostitutes who are going to spread dissease and death to those men who let themselves surrender to their lust. No care about women erotic needs, the "good" girls were virgins till their marriage under the strict protection of familly and fathers and brothers, and the others "dirty" girls were left to their fates. Even Salvador Dali was ordered to draw a poster with such a sexist theme, but I dare say that it is very artistic. I present some of the most creepy sexist posters and one that is so rediculously funny and representative of the "insidious and evil woman"

French Anti-Prostitution Poster, WWI

“L’Hecatombe La Syphilis”
by Louis Raemaekers, 1922 

Salvador Dali:
The Sickly Skull of Venereal Disease (1942)

Anti-Prostitution Poster, WWII

Reginald Mount,  1939-45

Poster for preventive measures against syphilis, 1926

Cover from “Syphilis :
poëme en quatre chants”
by Barthélemy, 1851

Anti-Prostitution Poster, WWII
That is ridiculously funny