C.J. (Cees) Taillie
Portrait of Ni Pollok, wife and model of the Belgian painter Adrien Jean Le Mayeur De Merpres, posing as a dancer, Bali, 1949
A woman stands upon a Victoria water lily, part of the Nymphaeaceae plant family.
Heretics Fork: A medieval torture device which consisted of a two-sided fork. A person wearing it couldn’t fall asleep. The moment their head dropped with fatigue, the prongs pierced their throat or chest, causing great pain. This very simple instrument created long periods of sleep deprivation, which made confessions more likely.