Morphine from Belle Époque

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Mitizzazione e consumo della droga non sono fenomeni moderni, ma provengono da rituali che affondano la propria nascita molto lontano nel tempo. L’arte, nelle sue forme più disparate, ha tracciato dei precisi quadri che descrivono l’utilizzo delle sostanze stupefacenti nell’alternarsi dei periodi storici. E’ affascinante quanto accaduto sul finire dell’Ottocento, quando all’estetica della donna immersa tra corsetti e fiori delicati si alternò quella di una fatale mantide, maledetta e pericolosa. Questa nuova dimensione femminile, emancipata e seducente, destabilizzò i ruoli sociali proponendo un’immagine perversa, sfrontata, impregnata questa volta di profumi oppiacei. Analizzo di seguito una serie di immagini che riguardano la Morfina, una tra le droghe più consumate da queste eroine della perdizione durante la Belle Époque.

Mythologizing and consumption of drugs are not modern phenomena, but come from rituals that sink their birth far in time. The art, in its most disparate forms, has drawn precise pictures that describe the use of drugs in the alternation of historical periods. It is fascinating what happened at the end of the nineteenth century, when the aesthetics of the woman immersed in corsets and delicate flowers alternated with that of a fatal, damned and dangerous mantis. This new feminine dimension, emancipated and seductive, destabilized social roles by proposing a perverse, shameless image, impregnated this time with opiate perfumes. I analyze below a series of images concerning Morphine, one of the most consumed drugs by these heroines of perdition during the Belle Époque.

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Morphine Tools Kit from Victorian Era. Image Courtesy Art.co

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Morphine tools: the syringe

morphine history of drug droga belle eopque blog fashion moda blogger storia tools ad vintage illustration art Georges Moreau dit Moreau de Tours Bois le Roi 1901 ou Les Morphinées Huil

Georges Moreau, La Morphine ou Les Morphinées – Collection particulière, Paris
Expositions : Salon de 1886, Paris, n° 1703 (“La Morphine”)

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Morphine Addicts, 1887 Albert Besnard etching Rosenwald Collection

morphine history of drug droga belle eopque 1800 victorian 1890 1900 blog fashion moda blogger storia tools ad vintage illustration Eugène Grasset La vitrioleuse (1894)

Eugène Grasset La vitrioleuse, 1894

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Santiago Rusinol “Before the Morphine”, 1894

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Santiago Rusinol-“Morphine”, 1894

morphine history of drug droga belle eopque 1800 victorian 1890 1900 blog fashion moda blogger storia Eugène-Samuel Grasset 'La Morphine' 1897

Eugène-Samuel Grasset — ‘La Morphine’ 1897

1899 Quack Medicine Sufferers From Morphine Or any Drug Habit Vintage Original Print Ad

1899 Quack Medicine Sufferers From Morphine Or any Drug Habit Vintage Original Print Ad

Vittorio Matteo Corcos, La morfinomane – “The addict”, 1899. Famelica e perduta la donna dalla pelle diafana e dai capelli rossi troneggia al posto dell’uomo, avvolta in un fosco abito di veli neri. Ci fissa minacciosa, ed esibisce il suo potere calpestando il  suo trofeo.

The woman with the diaphanous skin and the red hair is dominated and lost in the place of the man, wrapped in a dark dress of black veils. The woman stares at us menacingly, and exhibits her power trampling on her trophy.

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Vittorio Matteo Corcos, La morfinomane – “The addict”, 1899

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Year 1900: Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, America’s Leading Drugs Journal

Pablo Picasso, Morphinomans. 1900

Pablo Picasso, Morphinomans. 1900

Salon, 1905 Morphine. by A. Matignon

Salon de 1905 – Morphine. By A. Matignon

Victorien du Saussais, La morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes (1906)

Victorien du Saussais, La morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes, 1906

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Morphinomane 1910 ca.

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Hairstyle trends 2016-2017: revival from the past

La tendenza hairstyle per questo autunno-inverno è segnata dal ritorno a stili provenienti dal passato, rivisitati opportunamente da grandi stilisti dell’acconciatura. Così compaiono in passerella alcuni trend che sono stati subito adottati da star del mondo della musica e del cinema.

Un mix di stili offre a tutti la possibilità di scegliere il proprio look senza risultare fuori moda, si passa così da hairstyles caratterizzati da onde strette wet effects in chiave anni anni ’30 a volumi meno rigidi ottenuti con frisè anni ’70 e ’80. Sempre attuali gli chignon il cui effetto è “sporco” ossia disordinato, insieme alle onde più morbide presentate da Dior attraverso la supermodella Eva Herzigova in perfetto stile Grace Kelly (Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50 ). In auge anche le beach waves e le acconciature afro anni ’70 proposte da Gucci, non mancano i rimandi fine ’60 con lo stile Hippie Chic. Sofisticate le rivisitazioni delle pieghe anni ’40 viste sulle passerelle di Gareth Pugh e di Kenzo, donano a chi le indossa un allure romantica e giocosa, perfetta per un look da pin up. Vediamo insieme alcune immagini significative, con le relative descrizioni.

 

The hairstyle trend for this fall-winter is marked by the return to styles from the past, suitably revisited by great stylists of the hairstyle. On the catwalk there are some trends that have been immediately adopted by the stars of the music and cinema world. A mix of styles offers everyone the possibility to choose their look without being out of fashion, thus moving from hairstyles characterized by tight waves effects in key years’ 30s to less rigid volumes obtained with frisè years ’70 and ’80. The chignons are always up-to-date with the effect of being “dirty” or disordered, together with the softer waves presented by Dior through the supermodel Eva Herzigova in perfect Grace Kelly style (Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50). The beach waves and the afro-like afro hairstyles proposed by Gucci are also in vogue, as are the late 60s references to the Hippie Chic style. Sophisticated reinterpretations of the ’40s folds seen on the catwalks of Gareth Pugh and Kenzo, give the wearer a romantic and playful allure, perfect for a pin-up look. Let’s look at some significant images together with their descriptions.

Risultati immagini per marc jacobs hairstyle fall 2016 2017

30s restyling: Marc Jacobs wet waves for a Modern Gothic Look

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Lady Gaga @ Marc Jacobs, wet waves hairdress

 

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Romantic Rètro: Dior show Eva Herzigova as a modern Grace Kelly

Céline

Knots Now by Céline fw 2016 2017

 

Dior

Knots Now in late 30s style by Dior fw 2016-2017

Valentino

80s classic revival by Valentino. Chic Knots Now fw 2017-2017

Versace

Hippie Chic waves by Versace fw 2016-2017

H&M Studio

70s hippie chic revival by H&M studio

Risultati immagini per gucci fw 2016 hairstyle

70s Glam Hairstyle by Gucci fw 2016-2017

Gucci

Modern 70s frisè by Gucci fw 2016-2017

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Wet Effects

Stella McCartney

30s waves by Stella McCartney fall 2016-2017

Salvatore Ferragamo

Wet waves from Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2016-2017

Prada

late 80s Ripple Effects by Prada fall 2016-2017

Jeremy Scott

Late 80s Volume by Jeremy Scott fw 2016-2017

Topshop Unique

80s rock look by Topshop Unique fw 2016-2017

Risultati immagini per kenzo fw 2016 2017

80s Punk Makeup and 40s Hairstyle by Kenzo fw 2016-2017

Risultati immagini per gareth pugh 2016 2017 hairstyle

Gareth Pugh fw 2016-2017: Modern Pin Up

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Gareth Pugh fw 2016-2017 in love with victory rolls

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