I found the woodcut above while researching the Pugna Porcorum (Battle of the pigs) tautogrammatical poem (every word in the poem starts with the letter ‘P’ of porcus (pig)), prompted by an investigation into beanus prompted by Alistair Ian Blyth.
However, I’m still clueless as to what the link is between the woodcut and the Pugna Porcorum poem.
It reminds of a liebestod.
I have a new Tumblr blog for explicit material:
“Ici les spectateurs, privés de tout, seront en outre privés d’images.””Here the audience, deprived of everything, will also be deprived of images.”
There’s something about this picture which is utterly appealing.
“Character Heads” (1839) is a lithograph by Matthias Rudolph Toma (1792-1869) of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s busts
An evil clown.