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Jul 14, 2014 / 73,653 notes

medievalpoc:

miloucomehome:

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beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

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Jul 9, 2014 / 80,669 notes

Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

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Jun 30, 2014 / 23,653 notes
windypoplarsroom:

Ethel Louise Spowers
Jun 29, 2014 / 134 notes

windypoplarsroom:

Ethel Louise Spowers

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idrils-secret-way:

by Susan Shroder
Jun 28, 2014 / 4,330 notes

idrils-secret-way:

by Susan Shroder

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16chakras:

Endymion by George Frederic Watts (1872)
Jun 28, 2014 / 65 notes

16chakras:

Endymion by George Frederic Watts (1872)

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yearningforunity:

Mulher da Bahia
1850
Jun 28, 2014 / 446 notes

yearningforunity:

Mulher da Bahia

1850

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archann:

Archan Nair - New Artwork titled “ Luminance“
Website // Facebook // Instagram
Jun 25, 2014 / 5,634 notes

archann:

Archan Nair - New Artwork titled “ Luminance“

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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artmonia:

A selection of photographs by Diggie Vitt, an American photographer based in Florida.

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Jun 18, 2014 / 549 notes

palmofmyhands:

Julien Sinzogan was born in 1957 in Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin. He studied architecture in Paris at the École Spéciale des Travaux Public, and lives and works in France.

Sinzogan’s work expresses the way of life informed and inspired by the Yoruba divinatory and religious system known as Ifa. The Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin in West Africa see life as taking a cyclical trajectory through which individuals experience the tangible world (aye), depart to the spirit world (orun) and are reborn. Sinzogan’s works explore the journeys between these different but closely related worlds. The voyages between such realms lie at the heart of religious practice across much of the Atlantic world, a world forever shaped by another voyage: the middle passage of the Atlantic slave trade.

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Jun 17, 2014 / 33 notes

agsiea:

Mixture of Nicole Claveloux and related images. http://illustrationsvp.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/nicole-claveloux.html

Nationalism - storytelling- state narratives - picture - politics - enemies - people - 

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