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Paris Was A Woman

Badass female artists, socialites, and icons of the early 1900s.
Brought to you by Chloe Thunders (chloethunders.tumblr.com).

Words were her plague and words were her redemption.

H.D., HERmione (via litverve)

nyworldsfaircollections:

February is Black History Month

Augusta Savage was born on February 29th in 1892 in Glen Clove Springs, FL. Savage moved to NYC in the early 1920s to study art at Cooper Union and went on to become an artist and teacher. She was involved in the Harlem Renaissance and became the first director of Harlem’s Community Arts Center. Her commissioned work for the 1939 World’s Fair, The Harp, was located in front of the Contemporary Arts Building in the Community Interests Zone. The popular sculpture was featured on postcards and as miniatures sold in gift stores.

You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It’s only that.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (via debourbon)

wehadfacesthen:

Theda Bara, 1919, photo by Walter Frederick Seely

wehadfacesthen:

Theda Bara, 1919, photo by Walter Frederick Seely

oupacademic:


The performances of Ethel Smyth’s second opera, Der Wald, on 11 and 20 March 1903 yield the only instance out of over 300 different works given at The Metropolitan Opera, New York City between October 1883 and July 2013 to have been composed by a woman.

Ethel Smyth was a pioneering composer and writer, who wrote six operas and an array of chamber, orchestral, and vocal works during her lifetime. She also challenged traditional notions of the place of women within music composition. Learn more about her life and legacy.

oupacademic:

The performances of Ethel Smyth’s second opera, Der Wald, on 11 and 20 March 1903 yield the only instance out of over 300 different works given at The Metropolitan Opera, New York City between October 1883 and July 2013 to have been composed by a woman.

Ethel Smyth was a pioneering composer and writer, who wrote six operas and an array of chamber, orchestral, and vocal works during her lifetime. She also challenged traditional notions of the place of women within music composition. Learn more about her life and legacy.

thatbohemiangirl:

My Bohemian History 
German dancer/actress Anita Berber, c. 1920

thatbohemiangirl:

My Bohemian History 

German dancer/actress Anita Berber, c. 1920

welovepaintings:

Romaine Brooks - Le Piano (1910)

welovepaintings:

Romaine Brooks - Le Piano (1910)

art2276:

Natalie Barney & Eva Palmer

art2276:

Natalie Barney & Eva Palmer

kittypackards:

Theda Bara , 1910s

compos-h-er:

Ethel Smyth (1858-1944, England)

String Quintet Op. 1 in E Major (1883) - II. Andantino poco allegretto


                          
      Mannheimer Streichquartett
                         Conductor: Joachim Griesheimer

ragsmartinjones:

Portrait of Marthe Bibesco by Giovanni Boldini, 1911. A Rumanian with splendid red-gold hair, her exotic looks matched her temperament. One of the many stories that circulated about her said that, during the First World War, the Crown Prince of Saxe Weimar had promised to spare Paris from bombardment for love of her green eyes.

ragsmartinjones:

Portrait of Marthe Bibesco by Giovanni Boldini, 1911. A Rumanian with splendid red-gold hair, her exotic looks matched her temperament. One of the many stories that circulated about her said that, during the First World War, the Crown Prince of Saxe Weimar had promised to spare Paris from bombardment for love of her green eyes.

(Source: jassyradlett)

intothebeautifulnew:

Ruth St. Denis in the Dance of the Flower Arrangement from Omika, 1913.

intothebeautifulnew:

Ruth St. Denis in the Dance of the Flower Arrangement from Omika, 1913.


Man Ray, Silhouette of Lee Miller, 1930

Man Ray, Silhouette of Lee Miller, 1930

(Source: the-night-picture-collector, via the-night-picture-collector)

Dear Mrs Woolf

(That appears to be the suitable formula.)

I regret that you have been in bed, though not with me—(a less suitable formula.)

Vita Sackville-West in a letter to Virginia Woolf, 18 August 1933 (via courcel)

netlex:

Kiki de Montparnasse by Man Ray

netlex:

Kiki de Montparnasse by Man Ray

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