Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki

Valentin Carron, Fosbury Flop, 2006

Valentin Carron, Fosbury Flop, 2006

Ectasy of Saint Teresa (detail), Gian Lorenzo Bernini

I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron’s point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying.
 -Saint Teresa of Avila

Ectasy of Saint Teresa (detail), Gian Lorenzo Bernini

I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron’s point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying.

 -Saint Teresa of Avila

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Raffaelo Monti, Veiled Lady, 1860

Raffaelo Monti, Veiled Lady, 1860



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Gonzalo García

Gonzalo García

Marina Abramovic performing Thoma’s Lips

THOMAS LIPS, 1975
PERFORMANCE2 HR.GALERIE KRINZINGERINNSBRUCK
"I slowly eat 1 kilo of honeywith a silver spoon.
I slowly drink 1 litre of red wine out of a crystal glass.
I break the glass with my right hand.
I cut a five-pointed star on mystomach with a razor blade.
I violently whip until Ino longer feel any pain.
I lay down on a cross madeof ice blocks.
The heat of a suspended heaterpointed at my stomach causesthe cut star to bleed.
The rest of my body begins to freeze.I remain on the ice cross for 30minutes until the public interrupts thepiece by removing the ice blocks fromunderneath me.”

Marina Abramovic performing Thoma’s Lips

THOMAS LIPS, 1975

PERFORMANCE
2 HR.
GALERIE KRINZINGER
INNSBRUCK

"I slowly eat 1 kilo of honey
with a silver spoon.

I slowly drink 1 litre of 
red wine out of a crystal glass.

I break the glass with my right hand.

I cut a five-pointed star on my
stomach with a razor blade.

I violently whip until I
no longer feel any pain.

I lay down on a cross made
of ice blocks.

The heat of a suspended heater
pointed at my stomach causes
the cut star to bleed.

The rest of my body begins to freeze.
I remain on the ice cross for 30
minutes until the public interrupts the
piece by removing the ice blocks from
underneath me.”

Cover of TOKIO SEX UNDERGROUND, Romain Slocombe

Cover of TOKIO SEX UNDERGROUND, Romain Slocombe