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Sep 15 '14

fotojournalismus:

Gaza children return to school | September 14, 2014

(Sources: 123)

Sep 14 '14
Sep 13 '14
medievalpoc:

European School, Peru
Portrait of King Lloqui Yupanqui of the Inca
Spain; Peru (c. 1615)
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 55.2 cm.

Although indigenous people ranked below Spaniards in Spanish America’s social order, direct descendants of pre-Hispanic nobility were afforded certain political privileges, including the right to hold office in local government. In order to legitimize claims to noble lineage in the viceroyalty of Peru, members of the Inca elite often conspicuously displayed in their homes Europeanized portraits of their ancestors, the fourteen ancient Andean rulers.
Aunque los indígenas estaban por debajo de los españoles en el orden social de Hispanoamérica, a los descendientes directos de la nobleza prehispánica se les permitían ciertos privilegios políticos, incluyendo el derecho de tener cargos en el gobierno local. Para legitimar la atribución de linaje noble en el virreinato del Perú, miembros de la élite inca frecuentemente exhibían en sus casas retratos europeizados de sus ancestros, los catorce gobernantes andinos.

Brooklyn Museum

medievalpoc:

European School, Peru

Portrait of King Lloqui Yupanqui of the Inca

Spain; Peru (c. 1615)

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 55.2 cm.

Although indigenous people ranked below Spaniards in Spanish America’s social order, direct descendants of pre-Hispanic nobility were afforded certain political privileges, including the right to hold office in local government. In order to legitimize claims to noble lineage in the viceroyalty of Peru, members of the Inca elite often conspicuously displayed in their homes Europeanized portraits of their ancestors, the fourteen ancient Andean rulers.

Aunque los indígenas estaban por debajo de los españoles en el orden social de Hispanoamérica, a los descendientes directos de la nobleza prehispánica se les permitían ciertos privilegios políticos, incluyendo el derecho de tener cargos en el gobierno local. Para legitimar la atribución de linaje noble en el virreinato del Perú, miembros de la élite inca frecuentemente exhibían en sus casas retratos europeizados de sus ancestros, los catorce gobernantes andinos.

Brooklyn Museum

Sep 13 '14
insidiousmisandry:

keyofnik:

Are these course grades? When they were looking at the big board, someone said:

If 500 is the total score possible, and Usagi got 52 in one, then I’d be inclined to say that it’s out of five subjects — unless they’re weighted differently, which is very possible, as my ignorance is boundless. Going that assumption, though
DID YOU REALLY SCORE A 10 USAGI
DID YOU REALLY GET A MIDTERM-TYPE GRADE OF 10 OUT OF 100 MY GOD CHILD
Anyone up for translating what the headers are for those scores? I REALLY REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT USAGI GOT A TEN IN

i don’t know what the one she got a 10 on is, but the class she got a 32 in is “society”, which
the future queen of the world flunked “society” class.

insidiousmisandry:

keyofnik:

Are these course grades? When they were looking at the big board, someone said:

image

If 500 is the total score possible, and Usagi got 52 in one, then I’d be inclined to say that it’s out of five subjects — unless they’re weighted differently, which is very possible, as my ignorance is boundless. Going that assumption, though

DID YOU REALLY SCORE A 10 USAGI

DID YOU REALLY GET A MIDTERM-TYPE GRADE OF 10 OUT OF 100 MY GOD CHILD

Anyone up for translating what the headers are for those scores? I REALLY REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT USAGI GOT A TEN IN

i don’t know what the one she got a 10 on is, but the class she got a 32 in is “society”, which

the future queen of the world flunked “society” class.

Sep 13 '14
prettysenshiconfessions:


I dislike it when male fans say that Sailor Moon isn’t a “girl’s anime” and that it isn’t feminine because it has a lot of intense battle scenes. Sailor Moon IS Feminine and it is indeed made for a female audience and there’s nothing bad if men like feminine shows, they just need to stop trying to find excuses on why they like them.

submitted by anon

prettysenshiconfessions:

I dislike it when male fans say that Sailor Moon isn’t a “girl’s anime” and that it isn’t feminine because it has a lot of intense battle scenes. Sailor Moon IS Feminine and it is indeed made for a female audience and there’s nothing bad if men like feminine shows, they just need to stop trying to find excuses on why they like them.

submitted by anon

Sep 11 '14

medievalpoc:

Anonymous artist (Braunschweig)

Carved Retable with Saint Maurice (detail)

Germany (c. 1450)

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Sep 9 '14
Sep 9 '14

medievalpoc:

Stephen Slaughter

Portrait of Two Society Women

England (c. 1740s)

Oil on Canvas, 123 x 100 cm.

The Wadsworth Atheneum, Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection. See Also: Ellis K. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons (Woodbridge, England, 1981), p. 348.

Of course you can find many images of Slaughter’s portraits in high resolution and full color online at multiple sites, but of course, not THIS one. Never this one. I wonder why. :|

Sep 9 '14
medievalpoc:

Alessandro Longhi
Portrait of a Young Black Man
Italy (c. 1760s)
Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
[x] [x]

medievalpoc:

Alessandro Longhi

Portrait of a Young Black Man

Italy (c. 1760s)

Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

[x] [x]

Sep 9 '14
Sep 9 '14

medievalpoc:

bilt2tumble:

medievalpoc:

Studio of Francis Harwood (in Italy)

Portrait Bust of a Black Man

England, Italy (1758)

Black Stone and Yellow Siena Marble, 2 ft. 3 1/2 in. x 1 ft. 7 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in.

Info via Getty Museum:

With noble bearing, this man proudly holds his chin high above his powerful chest. Sculptor Francis Harwood chose a black stone to reproduce the sitter’s skin tone. Harwood also chose an unusual antique format for the bust, terminating it in a wide arc below the man’s pectoral muscles. Harwood was familiar with antique sculptures from time spent in Florence reproducing and copying them. He may have deliberately used this elegant, rounded termination, which includes the entire, unclothed chest and shoulders, to evoke associations with ancient busts of notable men. Although the identity of the sitter is unknown, the scar on his face suggests that this is a portrait of a specific individual. This work may be one of the earliest sculpted portraits of a Black individual by a European.*

* I think we should all know by now that this is definitely untrue.

PDF with information for educators from the Getty Museum

…And the fact that the last line (struck out above) was included AT ALL is telling. Details folks. DETAILS.

Nearly every work featuring a “Black individual” in European art has the same claim written by the museum writer/curator. 

I hope this post clears up any confusion about that.

Sep 7 '14

medievalpoc:

Walter Frier

Portrait of the Princess of Zanzibar with an African Attendant

Oil on Canvas

Scotland (Oterston-John Henderson)

18th Century reproduction of 17th Century Original

An inscription on the back reads:

John Henderson of Fordell Travelling in his youth thro Several parts of Asia and Africa from ye 1618 to ye 1628 was delivered unto Slavery by a Barbari Prince in Zanquebar on the Cost of Africa where a Princess of that Countrie contrived to the mians of both their Escape and getting aboard a ship trading up ye Red Sea landed and cam to Alexandrea where she died whose Picture Mr Henderson cauised take with her black Maid after their own country habit. From ye original picture at Oterston by W Frier, 1731.

[x] [x] [x]

Sep 7 '14
medievalpoc:

John Milton
Coin: Barbados Penny
England; Barbados (1792)
Museum Victoria

medievalpoc:

John Milton

Coin: Barbados Penny

England; Barbados (1792)

Museum Victoria

Sep 7 '14
euthanizeallwhitepeople:

shijinkoo:

espritfollet:

numinous-queer:

officialmcmahon:

fuckyeahethnicwomen:

espritfollet:

This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.
I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 
Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 
No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 
Geography, people. It’s important. 

This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 


To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 
Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:

Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby

Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown

boom

AS SOMEONE WITH NORTHERN IRANIAN (AZERBAIJANI)/RUSSIAN/ HAZARA-PERSIAN/ UYGHUR-CHINESE ANCESTRY THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST 

IF ANYONE EVER SAYS “I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE”, REFER THEM TO THIS AND THEN STOMP ON THEIR FACE

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

shijinkoo:

espritfollet:

numinous-queer:

officialmcmahon:

fuckyeahethnicwomen:

espritfollet:

This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.

I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 

Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 

No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 

Geography, people. It’s important. 

This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 

image

To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 

Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:

image

Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby

image

Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

image

Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown

boom

AS SOMEONE WITH NORTHERN IRANIAN (AZERBAIJANI)/RUSSIAN/ HAZARA-PERSIAN/ UYGHUR-CHINESE ANCESTRY THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST 

IF ANYONE EVER SAYS “I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE”, REFER THEM TO THIS AND THEN STOMP ON THEIR FACE

Sep 7 '14
pueen:

Autsch! Gesehen im Depot in Dresden.

pueen:

Autsch!

Gesehen im Depot in Dresden.