i'm actually adding shit to this, like icons and a color scheme i can stand, as though i may use it in the future. maybe i will, who knows. the icon, if anyone ever sees it and cares, is a hans bellmer photograph. hans bellmer was a surrealist artist in germany, around the 30s. his work is really gripping, in my opinion, in that it's both painfully beautiful and grotesque. his work centered around these large dolls of adolescent women which he would make, manipulate and pose, then photograph and tint. it was said that his work was a critique of nazi germany and its emphasis on so-called physical perfection. despite that, there is obviously a lot more to be said about it, especially his fixation on women, the female form, and the effects of the gaze on said form. interestingly, he was a devoted husband and took careful cafe of his wife, who died of illness long before him.
i have no reason for sharing all that, except i really really love hans bellmer's work.