Tuesday, January 27, 2009
sasha nikitin on Flickr
There definitely seems to be some chemistry between the photographer and this model. She is absolutely stunning in a rather ethereal way.
Ode on a Grecian Urn is a poem by John Keats written in 1819 and first published in January 1820. It was one of Keats's "Five Great Odes of 1819" which also included Ode on Indolence, Ode on Melancholy, Ode to a Nightingale,and To Autumn. Its inspiration is partly considered to be a visit by Keats to the exhibition of the Elgin Marbles and partly related to Keats's experience with the aesthetic theories of Benjamin Haydon, Keats's friend and painter, and his collection of Grecian prints.
Due to overuse of Photoshop and cosmetic surgery, I don't often trust the sort of "perfect" beauty one sees in magazines and porn and such, but she looks truly, naturally beautiful in an awe-inspiring sort of way.
Few women can get away with fishnets and shorts without looking utterly ridiculous.
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou sayst,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," -that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.