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Lou Andreas-Salomé, was a Russian-born psychoanalyst and author. Her diverse intellectual interests led to friendships with a broad array of distinguished western thinkers, including Nietzsche, Freud, and Rilke.

Pearl S. Buck, the Youngest Woman to Receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Art, Writing and the Nature of Creativity

Pearl S. Buck, the Youngest Woman to Receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Art, Writing and the Nature of Creativity

Pearl S. Buck - Nobel Prize in Literature 1938 "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces" Read her beautifully written book, The Good Earth.

Edmund Wilson - Anaïs Nin, 1920’s

Portrait of Anais Nin, Studio photo (New York) from Edmund Wilson Collection, prob.

"Study of Beatrice Cenci", (model - Cameron's niece May Prinsep), 1866.  Beatrice Cenci, the daughter of a Roman count, lived in Florence during the late 1500s. After Beatrice conspired with her mother and brother to have her father killed, the trial brought to light his cruelty.  Although the story won public sympathy, the family was nonetheless executed. Cameron was fascinated by this true story and made several photographic studies based on it.

The Victorian Revolutionary of Photographic Portraiture

Julia Margaret Cameron, Beatrice, 1866 Julia successfully captured the model's facial features while stimulating an emotion of forlornness. The sepia filter better evokes this emotion with its warmth, as opposed to harsher contrast of black and white.

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (Composer) - Short Biography [More Pictures]

Lou von Salomé

Lou von Salomé

Johannes Brahms 1833-1897 Pianista y Compositor alemán Romanticismo

Composer Johannes Brahms, age twenty, in 1853

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Both blessed and cursed, the story of the Brontë Sisters is as tragic and winding as the narratives they carved.

Lou Andreas Salome - a woman who ruled the minds and the hearts of most relevant thinkers of this era

Lou Andreas Salome - A Russian born psychoanalyst & author. Muse of Freud, Nietzsche & Rilke

Virginia Woolf - "For it needs little skill in psychology to be sure that a highly gifted girl who had tried to use her gift for poetry would have been so thwarted and hindered by other people, so tortured and pulled asunder by her own contrary instincts, that she must have lost her health and sanity to a certainty." From "A Room of One's Own"

Virginia Woolf writes about fellow Bloomsbury Set author Lytton Strachey (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was one of the rare female artists of the 19th century that could and did compete with the best male sculptors of her time.

artistandstudio: “ Camille Claudel “was one of the rare female artists of the century that could and did compete with the best male sculptors of her time.” In Camille became.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China.  Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia. During her life Buck combined the multiple careers of wife, mother, author, editor and political activist

Pearl Buck, novelist, at 68 renewed her relationship with 87 year old William Ernest Hocking, philosopher

Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805) -	Portrait of a boy. Exhibited at Mozart Museum, Salzburg, Austria, July 23 to October 28, 1910, in connection with the Mozart Festival. Reported in Austrian and German newspapers and journals, during and after the exhibition, as a portrait of Mozart. (However, the identification of the sitter as Mozart has never been confirmed and should be treated with scepticism.)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, age seven, during his visit to the court of France, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1763

Musa Lou Andreas-Salomé 1861-1937

Musa Lou Andreas-Salomé 1861-1937

Lou Andreas Salome Lou Andreas Salomé was a writer, thinker and psychoanalyst

Lou Andreas Salome looking about 17--and like she has something to say.

Lou Andreas Salome looking about like she has something to say.

Contracorrientes: Fragmentarias - Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche’s early years in pictures