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“Lotus”
Aug 22, 2014 / 909 notes
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Contemporary Art Week!
Jamea Richmond-Edwards
It Could Be A Sad Story
2011. Ink, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage on Mylar. 89 x 36”.
from: Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: Contemporary Response
Aug 20, 2014 / 302 notes

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Jamea Richmond-Edwards

It Could Be A Sad Story

2011. Ink, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage on Mylar. 89 x 36”.

from: Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: Contemporary Response

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Aug 12, 2014 / 1,034 notes

danceabletragedy:

Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry

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Sveta Dorosheva
Aug 12, 2014 / 44 notes
Butterflies by TOOLaree
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Flying with Butterflies by nighty
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Butterflies by Dew-Sama
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The Kelpies are modelled on heavy horses (two Clydesdales of Glasgow City Council actually served as models in the process)…. Clydesdales, Shires and Percherons, the equus magnus of the north. They are the embodiment of the industrial history of Scotland and the Falkirk / Grangemouth area. Heavy horses would once have been the powerhouse of the area, working in the foundries, the fields, farms and of course the canal itself, pulling boats along the Forth & Clyde from coast to coast. Falkirk was also home to reputedly the worlds biggest horse: in the 1930′s Carnera hauled wagons laden with soft drinks around the town
The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland.

pyrrhic-victoria:

The Gates of Nereids pattern by Janet Antepara
Jul 29, 2014 / 2,531 notes

pyrrhic-victoria:

The Gates of Nereids pattern by Janet Antepara

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Jul 27, 2014 / 4,411 notes

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Artwork x Famous Paintings

Look at what you’ve done, Nicki. This has gotten completely out of hand (can’t lie though… we’re not mad at it)! Last week Nicki Minaj revealed the cover art to her highly anticipated new single “Anaconda” dropping 7/28 and (as per usual) once the internet was graced with a beautiful, majestic thing, it took it and turned it into something else.

In this case… Nicki and her a$$ has found itself onto nearly every famous classic painting you could dream of! Continue getting your life after the jump: 

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Jul 14, 2014 / 84,955 notes

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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 / 101,415 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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