Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up." - Wyndham Lewis

JENNA: 24, British. Postgraduate MSc in building conservation. MA Art History graduate. At present, my blog is very Hannibal/Mads Mikkelsen heavy, with the usual Kenneth Branagh love. & I'll be blogging about my dissertation in an attempt to guilt myself into writing it.


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2 job applications on my bed that need attending to.

sitting on tumblr & rewatching Hannibal.

Victorian Garden

Watching Apéritif for the first time since it aired & can’t get over how brilliant it is. I remember having no clue what Will Graham’s role was in the crime scene, thinking that he was re-living the murders rather than imagining them. The very early recognition of where Will was “on the spectrum” & how that was a clear part of his character which it feels like they completely forgot. Mads Mikkelsen is a fucking force of nature. Everything being subtle and artful rather than in your face all the time. God, the first season was just so brilliant & completely different to the second season.





The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…


Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing


Franz von Stuck, The Kiss of the Sphinx (1895) / Arctic Monkeys, I Wanna Be Yours (2013)

in one of those awful moods where i can’t bring myself to do anything productive, but i know the only thing that will help me feel good today is to do productive things.

like, i have 2 job applications to write & 2 freelance projects to research.

sat refreshing tumblr.