I am a spinster. A library worker. An only child. A movie going fiend. A House head. A lover of beautiful things. A fat chick. A stan for Daniel Craig, Michael Fassbender AND Coco Chanel. I am 43 years old. I am a reader of romance novels AND I adore my feedly news reader which helps me to keep up with over 200 blogs. I believe in the words of Cole Porter. A perfect day is sunny, breezy AND a new copy of Vanity Fair in my hands. My life motto is:
~run mad as often as you chuse, but do not faint~
ƸӜƷ•°*”˜˜”*°•. ƸӜƷ•°*”˜˜”*°•. ‘Where id was, there shall ego be.’ --- Freud Sigmund
The id comprises the part of the personality structure that contains the basic drives. The id acts according to the "pleasure principle", seeking to avoid pain or unpleasure aroused by increases in instinctual tension. The id is responsible for our basic drives such as food, water, sex, and other basic impulses. It is amoral and selfish, ruled by the pleasure–pain principle; it is without a sense of time, completely illogical, primarily sexual, infantile in its emotional development, and is not able to take "no" for an answer. It is regarded as the reservoir of the libido or "instinctive drive to create".
It is the storehouse of the fundamental drives. It operates irrationally, acting on impulse and pushing expression and immediate gratification. It does not consider whether or not what is desired is realistically possible, socially desirable, or morally acceptable. The id is driven by the pleasure principle, which is the unregulated search for immediate gratification. The id wants what it wants when it wants it. It is governed by primary-process thinking, which is a form of thinking that is primitive, illogical, irrational, and fantasy-oriented. The id is also unorganized and emotional: ‘the realm of the illogical’.
Title: Os Negros de Serpa Pinto (roughly translated, The Two Blacks of Serpa Pinto, a title attributed by the painter himself, hence the sense of sounding as somewhat a slur in our days).
This is a couple of former slaves that accompained a portuguese aristocrat, Serpa Pinto, in his voyages through Africa and finally back to Portugal, long after the end of slavery. He wrote about them in his memoirs and the painter Miguel Ângelo Lupi immortalized them in this beautiful painting. It’s such an amazing, tender moment between this married couple, the way they advance towards each other, rather boldly for the time, really makes the scene rather romantic and beautiful!
"I will not accept an inferior position in the art world. Nor have my art called African because I have not correctly and properly given expression to my reality.
I have consistently fought against that kind of philosophy because it is bogus. European artists like Picasso, Braque and Vlaminck were influenced by African art. Everybody sees that and is not opposed to it. But when they see African artists who are influenced by their European training and technique, they expect that African to stick to their traditional forms even if he bends down to copying them.
I do not copy traditional art. I like what I see in the works of people like Giacometti but I do not copy them. I knew Giacometti personally in England, you know. I knew he was influenced by African sculptures. But I would not be influenced by Giacometti, because he was influenced by my ancestors.”