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Costums in Arles
Report

Digital Photography
2014

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Costums in Arles
Report

Digital Photography
2014

Copyright Aartus

Costums in Arles…

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kmyechan:

"Sambre" - Yslaire & Balac

"Sambre" is a Belgian comic book series narrating the tragic history of the Sambre family, in which males are doomed to fall in love and be brought to ruin by women with red eyes.

This series is one of the earliest and strongest infuences to my work. I read “Sambre” in my late teens, just as I was getting more serious at drawing, and it was one of those mind-blown-at-first-sight epiphany moments. The greyscale and sepia colouring with touches of red has stuck with me to this day.

rodluff:

Here’s a progress shot of this piece from a few days ago, added more colour to some areas, keeping it mostly grey though. It’s taking longer than expected, but I should finish it fairly soon. #rodluff #workinprogress #summoning

rodluff:

Here’s a progress shot of this piece from a few days ago, added more colour to some areas, keeping it mostly grey though. It’s taking longer than expected, but I should finish it fairly soon. #rodluff #workinprogress #summoning

mediumaevum:

Medieval Hair Care
So that hair might grow wherever you wish. Take barley bread with the crust, and grind it with salt and bear fat. But first burn the barley bread. With this mixture anoint the place and the hair will grow.
Cook down dregs of white wine with honey to the consistency of a cerotum and anoint the hair, if you wish it to be golden. 
If the woman wishes to have long and black hair, take a green lizard and, having removed its head and tail , cook it in common oil. Anoint the head with this oil. It makes the hair long and black.
If, needed, you wish to have hair soft and smooth and fine, wash it often with hot water in which there is powder of natron [Native hydrous sodium carbonate] and vetch.
Take some dried roses, clove, nutmeg, watercress and galangal. Let all these, powdered, be mixed with rose water. With this water let her sprinkle her hair and comb it with a comb dipped in this same water so that [her hair] will smell better. And let her make furrows in her hair and sprinkle on the above-mentioned powder, and it will smell marvelously.
("De Ornatu Mulierum /On Women’s Cosmetics." in The Trotula : A Medieval Compendium of Women’s Medicine (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2001))
image: Lorenzo Costa, Portrait of a Woman

mediumaevum:

Medieval Hair Care

  • So that hair might grow wherever you wish. Take barley bread with the crust, and grind it with salt and bear fat. But first burn the barley bread. With this mixture anoint the place and the hair will grow.
  • Cook down dregs of white wine with honey to the consistency of a cerotum and anoint the hair, if you wish it to be golden
  • If the woman wishes to have long and black hair, take a green lizard and, having removed its head and tail , cook it in common oil. Anoint the head with this oil. It makes the hair long and black.
  • If, needed, you wish to have hair soft and smooth and fine, wash it often with hot water in which there is powder of natron [Native hydrous sodium carbonate] and vetch.
  • Take some dried roses, clove, nutmeg, watercress and galangal. Let all these, powdered, be mixed with rose water. With this water let her sprinkle her hair and comb it with a comb dipped in this same water so that [her hair] will smell better. And let her make furrows in her hair and sprinkle on the above-mentioned powder, and it will smell marvelously.

("De Ornatu Mulierum /On Women’s Cosmetics." in The Trotula : A Medieval Compendium of Women’s Medicine (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2001))

image: Lorenzo Costa, Portrait of a Woman

(Source: gallowglass.org, via renaissance-art)