My new tat, as written up by my homegirl Mawlz at Seagull Salon.
This one’s for all the riot-boys.
Gustave Courbet - The Desperate Man, 1844-45
Portrait of a Girl, John Everett Millais 1857
I wasn’t allowed to watch My So-Called Life when it first aired due to the fact that it had a gay character (Way to go, parents! That one sort of backfired, didn’t it?). Once a week I would pick up a VHS tape of the current episode from the twins who lived down the cul-de-sac. I’d take the coveted tape to my friend Courtney’s house where we’d watch it in her basement. Courtney’s favorite character was Angela, because she could relate to her commentary, peppered with ‘likes’ and ‘whatevers’. I, on the other hand, was infatuated with Rayanne. Impulsive, loudmouthed, hedonistic Rayanne, saying whatever popped into her head and satiating her oral fixation with a cigarette, a beer, a joint, a pill, whatever. She reminded me of every ‘bad’ girl I’d attached myself to since preschool. Did I want to be them or be with them, or could the two bleed into each other to form some kind of delinquent feedback loop? I was in awe of women who confidently did and said things that were considered ‘wrong’ and who did so seemingly without the obsessive hemming and hawing I tended to apply toward every single decision to the point of paralysis. Rayanne fit the bill perfectly as the archetype of energy that could temper these tendencies.
Fran Cadogan Cowper’s ‘Titania Sleeps’
Frank Cadogan Cowper’s Venetian Ladies
Sir Frank Dicksee’s ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’
Hey revolutionaries - sorry for the hiatus but Pre-Raphaelite Grrrl totally got fired from her job and is basically just spending a butt-load of time outside in the sun before she runs out of savings. More macros on the way shortly…
sorry about this one, guys.
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i wish you'd post original artists on your works though! i know most of them but some i'm like "OOOH WHATS THIS?!"
I’m stoked that you like it! I’ve been getting a lot of requests for image names so I’ll start putting info abt the paintings in my posts. If you have a question abt a certain painting don’t hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org