"She is shy and witty, she is nobody’s fool, she is a brilliant actress, she is beautiful beyond the dreams of pornography, she can be arrogant and willful, she is clement and loving, Dulcis Imperatrix, she is Sunday’s child, she can tolerate my impossibilities and my drunkenness, she is an ache in the stomach when I am away from her, and she loves me!”
Marc Lagrange is a well-known photographer in Belgium and is taking the international art photography scene by storm. After a career in fashion photography, Lagrange turned to art photography. For twenty years Marc Lagrange’s photos have been a tribute to beauty. Ever since the 1980s, the decade in which Lagrange dedicated himself for good to photography, he has created intriguing portraits and nudes of his muses, femmes fatales full of secrets and fantasies, with an underlying decadent impulse.
The Ivory Bangle Lady was a high status young woman who was buried in Roman York (Sycamore Terrace). Dated to the second half of the fourth century, her grave contains jet and elephant ivory bracelets, earrings, pendants, beads, a blue glass jug and a glass mirror. The most famous object from this burial is a rectangular openwork mount of bone, possibly from an unrecorded wooden casket, which reads ‘Hail, sister, may you live in God’, indicating Christian beliefs. (source)