Paintings of Krishna by Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975)

ART HISTORY MEME || [2/6] themes or series or subjects: Venice, Italy


Epistulae heroidum (Octavien de Saint-Gelais) by Robinet Testard, Cognac, 1496-98


System of the Damned

"O how the faithful town has become a prostitute!  She was full of justice; righteousness itself used to lodge in her, but now murderers.  Your silver itself has become scummy dross.  Your wheat beer is diluted with water.  Your princes are stubborn and partners with thieves.  Every one of them is a lover of a bribe and a chaser after gifts.  For a fatherless boy they do not render judgment; and even the legal case of a widow does not get admittance to them.

Therefore the utterance of the [true] Lord, Jehovah of armies, the Powerful One of Israel, is: “Aha! I shall relieve myself of my adversaries, and I will avenge myself on my enemies.  And I will turn back my hand upon you, and I shall smelt away your scummy dross as with lye, and I will remove all your waste products.  And I will bring back again judges for you as at the first, and counselors for you as at the start.  After this you will be called City of Righteousness, Faithful Town.  With justice Zion herself will be redeemed, and those returning of her, with righteousness.  And the crash of revolters and that of sinful ones will be at the same time, and those leaving Jehovah will come to their finish.  For they will be ashamed of the mighty trees that YOU people desired, and YOUwill be abashed because of the gardens that YOU have chosen.  For YOU will become like a big tree the foliage of which is withering, and like a garden that has no water.  And the vigorous man will certainly become tow, and the product of his activity a spark; and both of them will certainly go up in flames at the same time, with no one to do the extinguishing.”

-Isaiah 1:21-31, NWT

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ART HISTORY MEME || [1/5] movements or centuries: French romanticism

Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819
Théodore Géricault, Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct, 1818
Eugène Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalus, 1827
Antoine-Jean Gros, Napoleon Visiting the Plague Victims of Jaffa, 1804


The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 

"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More



Artists’ Palettes, left to right: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Gauguin.

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A 16th century map of Tabriz, Iran by Ottoman historian Matrakchi Nasuh


A 16th century map of Tabriz, Iran by Ottoman historian Matrakchi Nasuh