Quiet, Reposed The Fetish of Silence and the Femme Fragile
Flowers of Evil: Paul Gauguin's Decadent Imagination and the Concept and Culture of the Fin-de-Siècle
The presence that rose thus so strangely beside the waters, is expressive of what in the ways of a thousand years men had come to desire. Hers is the head upon which all “the ends of the world are come,” and the eyelids are a little weary. It is a beauty wrought out from within upon the flesh. – Walter Pater
To date, the only anatomically accurate image of a pregnant woman in the history of art. Amazing there were no images of women “with child” that depicted the physical attributes until the 19th century.
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