i never asked to play. the game was too dangerous. one slip and i am dead

Did you ever worry you’d get frostbite when you posed for a photo, naked on a toilet at the South Pole, I ask innocently. He laughs, "Yeah, but it was such a great photo op, I had to do it. I weighed the risk and I felt that it was definitely worth it."


Lee Jordan’s commentary appreciation post


Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1907-1908) and Egon Schiele’s Cardinal and Nun (1912)

In 1907, Egon Schiele sought out Gustav Klimt, who generously mentored younger artists, and he took a particular interest in the gifted young Schiele, buying his drawings, offering to exchange them for some of his own, arranging models for him and introducing him to potential patrons. Klimt invited Schiele to exhibit some of his work at the 1909 Vienna Kunstschau, where he encountered the work of Edvard Munch, Jan Toorop, and Vincent van Gogh among others. Schiele began to explore not only the human form, but also human sexuality. At the time, many found the explicitness of his works disturbing.

Tom Hiddleston by Lorenzo Agius [source]