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Its a metaphor for orgasm. Sex and death. The French term it “le petite mort” or the little death, where sex and death are linked from the spiritual release that comes with orgasm. As the Oscars get handed out, are … Continue reading
She was seventeen and wanted to be a sculptor. He was forty-one. He was Auguste Rodin on the verge of taking to the heights of the French art world, being compared to genius of Michelangelo. He had overcome the major … Continue reading
Is ballet dying or is it just an appropriate metaphor for death? Are we in love with the idea of ballet and all it stands for or are we repulsed by the obscure side that is in juxtaposition to its … Continue reading
“No , the French spirit will never live in this German larva, in this beer-filled thing which is at the Salon.” wrote a rival sculptor in the “Revue de Monde Catholique”. Others dubbed Rodin “the Michelangelo of the goiter”. The … Continue reading
The twenty somethings. The Generation Y of his time. The Harry Potter infected mania of the Hapsburgs and the first faint scent of a nostalgic return. Wolfgang Amadeus “Quidditch of Music” Mozart. His patience finally snapped when he was made … Continue reading