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Qui Aime Bien Châtie Bien

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Daffodil petals and lavender tulips, blonde woods, freesia, and a touch of pale honey.

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The Devil’s Lovers: the Erotic Art of Félicien Rops
on view at the Pickman Gallery from February 8 to April 13, 2017

Arkham, MA (Feb 1, 2017)— On view from February 8 through April 13, 2017, at Pickman Gallery, Arkham, MA, The Devil’s Lovers: the Erotic Art of Félicien Rops showcases the work of the renowned Belgian illustrator, engraver, and printmaker, exploring the themes of death and eroticism, and the defiance inherent to Satanic symbolism that is essential to his work. The Devil’s Lovers was generously lent to Pickman Gallery from Abbess Madgalena Eva of Łódź‘s private collection, which was previously housed by Le Couvent des Sœurs du Plaisir du Diable in Brussels.

Rops spent two years in Belgium evading creditors, where he fell under the spell of the poet Charles Baudelaire. Their friendship profoundly affected Rops’ aesthetic, and he began to express his own tortured misanthropy through macabre erotic illustrations and his social observations through sex-charged grotesqueries and Baudelarian phantasmagoria. This collection of Rops’ artwork is a celebration of death, sex, and political and social rebellion, all reflected through a distinctly Mephistophelean lens.

A private reception and Black Mass will be held at Pickman Gallery during the lunar eclipse on February 11, 2017, from midnight until 3am. RSVP required. Refreshments provided by Dagon Hollow Vineyard, Zadok’s Sushi Barn, and the Old Arkham Cheese Shoppe. The reception will be preceded by an open-air lecture in the galley veranda, “Power and Sexuality Among Society’s Disinherited”.


The Devil’s Lovers was made possible by the charitable support of Elizabeth Barrial, director of the Black Phoenix Foundation for the Arts, and TJ Barrial, Visual Arts Professor and Department Chair at the Dunwich Academy of Arts, and a grant generously provided by the Arkham Women’s Knitting Club and Social. The exhibition was organized for the Celephaïs Athenæum by Brian Constantine, Curator of Sculpture for the Clark Ashton Smith Memorial Gallery.

About the Pickman Gallery

The Pickman Gallery is the Miskatonic Valley’s premier privately-owned art gallery. Founded in 1923 by interdimensionally renowned portrait artist Richard Upton Pickman, the Gallery offers the Miskatonic Valley community a dynamic roster of stimulating, dread-provoking exhibitions and enriching public programs. Though the Pickman generally focuses on Aestheticism and Decadence, nearly all artistic movements have been represented throughout the years. Exhibitions organized by the Pickman have featured the works of both local and international artists, and have encompassed all of the visual arts, including printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, film, and performance.


2 reviews for Qui Aime Bien Châtie Bien

  1. 5 out of 5


    Wow! This one makes me cry it’s so nostalgic. “Who loves well, chastises well” reminds me of riding in the old station wagon, on the way to my grandparent’s house after the snow had melted. They were both sick in bed for many years, which meant I had a captive audience. I would sit on my grandmother’s bed, doing her hair and telling her stories. I thought she was beautiful, and we mutually adored each other.
    So, onto the scent review. She had thousands of daffodils that would appear each spring. I have vivid memories of trotting about the yard, picking as many daffodils as I could carry. I was the official bouquet creator. This scent takes me back to this place. The smiling, waxy daffodil blossoms with a few tulips and sugary freesia in between, sweet and filled with sunshine coming through the trees, propped up on her bedside and both of us sinking our faces into the bouquets. She was so lovely in the sunlight.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I didn’t love this at first. When it was wet, it was very freesia and very soap, BUT JUST WAIT. Give it 15-20 minutes and it softens into something very lovely. I swear there’s a bit of lemon in here with the honey, almost like tea in the springtime. Very lovely choice for anyone wanting to present themselves as sunshine bright, feminine, and quirky.

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