A Femme Fatale (french for “Fatal Woman”) is a mysterious and seductive woman. Whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotise her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, having power over men. The phrase is French for “fatal woman”. A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure. In some situations, she uses lying or coercion rather than charm. She may also make use of some subduing weapon such as sleeping gas, a modern analog of magical powers in older tales. She may also be (or imply that she is) a victim, caught in a situation from which she cannot escape. Often portrayed in Hollywood’s Film Noir, during the 40s and 50s.

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amaninprogress:

i will literally reblog this every time i see it

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rk45:

I got mad at my art one day and smudged it up and then later ripped it off the wall. The smudges on my hand looked neat though

bodkins:

salamcinema:

Zendegi va Digar Hich/Life and Nothing More… (1992, Abbas Kiarostami)

"Art means happy and beautiful things that touch you.

Art is to rejuvenate the people, not to make them decrepit.

Well, to continue being alive is also an art. 

I suppose it’s the most sublime art of all, don’t you think so?”