Portrait of Charles Baudelaire, French poet whose writing was dismissed as decadent, and who then embraced that term, as did the contra-conventional writers and artists who called after him. (Photo by Nadar)
Tom Waits Composer “Apparently the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad - ideally naked and purring on the hood of a new car. I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor.
Friedrich Gulda is perceived as one of the twentieth century’s outstanding pianists. His unorthodox styles of mixing jazz and classical earned him the nickname of “terrorist pianist”. Cementing his nickname, Gulda faked his death in 1999, and reigned as enfant terrible among pianists. Gulda also expressed a wish to die on his hero, Mozart’s, birthday. On January 27, 2000, he did just that.
Goodness, he really does look crazy. Salvador Dali & Frida Kahlo I love this picture. Frida looks so serene and beautiful and it is one of the most handsome pictures of Dali (though he still looks crazy).