The Wish (The Fortune Teller) Theodor von Holst ca. 1840
the use of red, particularly a certain flush of very saturated carmine, in Twin Peaks. all the other colors in every shot (which are mostly blueish, desaturated greens, the colors of my childhood in the pacific northwest) are just serving that carmine. having only watched season one so far (except the finale, so no spoilers please) I haven’t decided yet if it’s a purely aesthetic choice or if it signals something plot related or if lynch just wants the audience to think it does.
it reminds me of the use of the same color, often stressed against mint green, in Daughters of Darkness, which is probably the most beautiful vampire movie ever filmed and which we watched by accident during Sweatshop one time.
one of the interesting things about the choice of that color is that it’s the farthest thing from Laura Palmer as she exists within the timeline of the show (that is to say, post-murder). her body is famously and iconically a beautiful (and totally unrealistic) shade of drowned blue, with mica “sequins” that make her look like a ballerina in costume for Midsummer Night’s Dream.
the mica is actually location-accurate; the beaches of the PNW are mostly pebble, and the cliffs surrounding them are made of sandstone shot with veins of mica, a glittery, brittle silicate mineral used to make eyeshadow. the “sand” of beaches in that region is coarse, primary formed of multicolored shell particles, granite with mica spangles, and flat mica flecks from the mica veins crumbling out of the sandstone cliffs. i spent most of my childhood beach hours covered in the same glitter.
carmine being an orangey-red, it forms a complement or near-complement (triadic complement) to laura’s death palette of desaturated blues, within which she “fades into the background” of her environment, literally returning to the earth.
this is waY COOLER than eye lines been drawn everywhere
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do not fucking diss eye lines
admittedly i did not set up this whole “song for a buck” thing very well but i spent a bunch of time drawing terrible pikachus and filling out personal info and now i have a patreon so its easy!!! i’ve already got a few lined up and [spoiler alert] there should be an r. kelly song up by around tomorrow so, pretty exciting, check it out, i love to have american dollars the end
im gonna be really annoying about this sorry
Ginger! For the time being. Will soon embark on another hair experiment.
Adam Ant Costume
After starting his career in a punk rock band in the late 1970s, and acting in Derek Jarman’s punk film Jubilee, Ant’s musical and artistic direction changed after hiring Malcolm McLaren in 1980. McLaren’s assistance in redefining their image resulted in the piratical theme that became a hallmark of Adam and the Ants, despite McLaren subsequently persuading the rest of the Ants to leave and form a separate band, Bow Wow Wow. After regrouping with a new backing band, Adam and the Ants became one of the most successful British acts of the early 1980s; their image and style of music was at the forefront of the burgeoning New Romantic movement.
Ant advised in the design of all his own costumes, indebted to historical, military and tribal dress, working with stylists and costumiers. This one is perhaps the most widely known of all, having been used for the publicity photographs and promotional video for the single, Prince Charming, and later on tour. There are two shirts, two pairs of breeches, two wigs and two scarves, not identical but in similar styles, all worn in different combinations on tour. The gold and black striped shirt and the dark silver leather breeches were worn for the publicity photographs and in the video.
sexual discovery!! possessed laptops!! recreational satanism!!
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a good street art project would be to go around attaching small gallery plaques next to tags explaining the piece’s motivation as a reclamation of public space from advertising and for the people who inhabit it to have a tangible say in their city. a better project perhaps would be to tag local landmarks indiscriminately with no explanation
I am incredibly shitty at sleeping and incredibly good at looking disheveled in a cute way and being very productive at 2:41AM and also searching the dark web