"…bring me my arrow of desire…"
self portrait as st sebastian
são sebastião clivado.saint sabastian cleaved
ação fotografica.photographic action
to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Saint Sebastian on Flickr.
This is the ceiling centrepiece for the Chapel of Saint Sebastian, Appia Antica, Rome
SORRY: When the Roman soldier returned to apologise for not respecting their pre-agreed limits, Saint Seb actually asked for more, making him the patron saint of gays who like rough trade and painful indulgences, particularly prayed to by those who are pushy bottoms.
I believe, however, that St Seb deserves to be reclaimed by all of us who have been imposed upon at some time and were far too polite to say no.
Submitted by Gaz.
Photo by Steve Brown
Ida Rubinstein dancing as Saint Sebastian, or posing in promotional photos for that role.
Ida was perhaps not one of the virtuosa ballerinas of her time (1920s), but she was known for her acting skills on stage.