Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl has constructed corsets for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi and Christian Lacroix. And today still for Burlesque entertainer Dita von Teese, for example. His work was on show at the V&A in London at the Undressed exhibition Mr P. is a ‘Corsetier’ also known for having an18-inch corseted waist, wearing his corset 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except when bathing. (we are not sure if he still does that nowadays) We think it’s safe to say he has a fetish. He isn’t the only man alive with this ‘historical related body modification’ obsession; for which you need actual training. The young Drag Queen Violet Chachki comes to mind, Chachki can create an extremely teensy tiny waist as well.

Mr Pearl began wearing corsets after seeing an image of the artist Fakir Musafar (Roland Loomis) with a tightly corseted waist.  Continue reading

The Ideal City/La Città Ideale in the 15th Century

The Ideal City/La Città Ideale in the 15th Century

If you paid attention during art history classes (well, even if you didn’t) you know that the paintings ‘The Ideal City/La Città Ideale’ are one of the most fine examples of Italian Renaissance work. The Ideal City/La Città Ideale is a name given to 3 paintings which are kept at Urbino, Baltimore and Berlin and are named likewise. They are also known as the Urbino perspectives. The Ideal City of Urbino is the one we would like to share with you in specific. The Ideal City of Urbino, circa 1470, tempera on panel. (image via commons.wikimedia.org)

At the time we were in school this painting was believed to be made by Piero della Francesca. After that it was attributed to Luciano Laurana (and Francesco di Giorgio, Martini or Melozzo da Forlì.) Nowadays nobody knows for sure. (#theunneccesraythings #youneedlearnandremember) Continue reading

Fictitious Feasts Photograped by Charles Roux

Fictitious Feasts Photograped by Charles Roux

Charels Roux made a series of photo’s based on different food scenes in literature. Meals from “Oliver Twist” (Charles Dickens), “Carrie” (Stephen King), “The Catcher in the Rye” (David Jerome Salinger), “Remembrance of Things Past” (Marcel Proust) and much more have been visualized by Mr Roux. e guess this goes a step further than your average food photography, what a great idea! Charles Roux also turned these photographs into his own book: Fictitious Feasts and exibited at the FoodPhotoFestival, in May 2017 at Vejle, Denmark.

Fictitious Feasts Photograped by Charles Roux
From ‘Fictitious Feasts’, work about food scenes in literature. Here the three porridges bowls from the German tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears “(Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären) by Jacob and Wilhem Grimm. (image courtesy of Charles Roux)
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