The Midnight Robber

Peter Minshall. The Midnight Robber, the king of Danse Macabre (1980)

Peter Minshall. The Midnight Robber, the king of Danse Macabre (1980)

A Carnival costume by the legendary Trinidadian Carnival artist Peter Minshall, also known as Mas Man.

Click here to read about him in the Caribbean Beat magazine.


Painted Elephants

French photographer Charles Fréger captures the beautiful costumed elephants at the elephant festival in Jaipur, India:

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Lobster

A poem by Anne Sexton

A shoe with legs,
a stone dropped from heaven,
he does his mournful work alone,
he is the old prospector for golf,
with secret dreams of God-heads and fish heads.
Until suddenly a cradle fastens round him
and his is trapped as the U.S.A. sleeps.
Somewhere far off a woman lights a cigarette;
somewhere far off a car goes over a bridge;
somewhere far off a bank is held up.
This is the world the lobster knows not of.
He is the old hunting dog of the sea
who in the morning will rise from it
and be undrowned
and they will take his perfect green body
and paint it red.

Costume Design for "The Dream of Venus" (Collaboration with Salvador Dali). Horst P. Horst. 1939

Costume Design for “The Dream of Venus” (Collaboration with Salvador Dali). Horst P. Horst. 1939.