October92014
being-of-light:

Jan van Kessel IThe Continent of Africa Antwerp (1666)Oil on canvasAlte Pinakothek, MunichRepresentations of the Four Parts of the World came into vogue in the Netherlands about a century before Kessel’s series. The explorations of the 16th century had helped replace the old tripartite division of Europe, Asia and Africa with the concept of the Four Continents, and at the same time had served to underline Europe’s superiority. Such allegorical images served both State and Church, and were used by the latter during the Counter Reformation to express its worldwide influence.

being-of-light:

Jan van Kessel I
The Continent of Africa 
Antwerp (1666)
Oil on canvas
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Representations of the Four Parts of the World came into vogue in the Netherlands about a century before Kessel’s series. The explorations of the 16th century had helped replace the old tripartite division of Europe, Asia and Africa with the concept of the Four Continents, and at the same time had served to underline Europe’s superiority. Such allegorical images served both State and Church, and were used by the latter during the Counter Reformation to express its worldwide influence.

(via ourafrica)

art 

October42014

haxpunch:

As requested, a tutorial on how I approach lips. This is just how I see them, but I hope it helps!

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12AM
malebeautyinart:

Alexa Meade- 3d paintings

malebeautyinart:

Alexa Meade- 3d paintings

October32014

jcleyendecker:

bluecatsredsox:

Top:  Norman Rockwell, Boy Graduate, oil on canvas, 74.5 x 36”, 1959.

Bottom:  JC Leyendecker, June Graduate, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 20”, 1920.

Love how clearly the very different attitudes of the two artists come through when you have almost exactly the same subject (and even model!) depicted.

I could not, off the top of my head and with a very cursory internet search, find an exact analogue for the textless crest in the Leyendecker.  It seems awfully familiar though, doesn’t it?  I wonder if it’s something obvious that I’m missing, or if he just made it up.

Love the contrasting styles here. 

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September162014
xx89scumxbag:

Fvshionwelove.blogspot.com Photography IG: Fvshionwelove

xx89scumxbag:

Fvshionwelove.blogspot.com
Photography IG: Fvshionwelove

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September152014
cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.  @KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
@KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

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Africa art 

5PM
thefortunatemuslim:

This is such a beautiful photograph.

thefortunatemuslim:

This is such a beautiful photograph.

(Source: thriftqueenlola, via ourafrica)

August292014

malinfalch:

the process of my elf piece

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August172014
civil-anarchy:

lordgrunty:

whitebeltwriter:

artemis-devotee:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

Yes, goddamnit(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blondeAnd literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and suchSo please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.

boom-de-yada

Boom de yada

Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”

civil-anarchy:

lordgrunty:

whitebeltwriter:

artemis-devotee:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///

Yes, goddamnit

















(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)

And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde







And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such


















So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.

boom-de-yada

Boom de yada

Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”

(Source: nya-kin, via simonist)

12AM

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