6 January 2020


The Beast knew it was a beast, and though it might possess everything its heart desired, it was doomed to roam the earth for the rest of its days as a hideous beast.

Beauty and the Beast / La Belle et La Bête
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Above: the hulking Polyphemus, consumed with envy, enraged to discover the subject of his stalking entwined in her lover's arms

Medici Fountain
Jardin du Luxembourg

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