Jealousy 1896 | Vampire II 1895 | The Kiss IV 1897-1902 | The Three Stages of Woman 1899 | By the Deathbed 1896 | The Urn 1896
Portrait of Elizabeth Murray
England (c. 1650)
Oil on canvas, 124 x 119 cm
I think I have seen pictures of this before, in high school maybe, but I don’t remember there being a second person before. I seem to remember this image being cropped differently too, which is very disturbing because now that I see the entire painting, the way I remember it being cropped was very clearly and deliberately intended to remove the person holding the tray of flowers.
Since we’re throwing haymakers at the kyriarchy today, I think this is something that we should really be talking about too, because it happens
ALL. THE. TIME.
Level 1: People of Color from Medieval, Renaissance, and other Early Modern European works were often literally painted over in later decades or centuries.
Level 2: It was very fashionable in a lot of 17th and 18th century paintings to have a Black servant featured in portraits of very important historical figures from European History.
Honestly? They’re practically ubiquitous. A lot of the very famous paintings you’ve seen of European and American historical figures have a Black servant in them that have been cropped out or painted over.
Those silly stock photos from your American History Professor’s Powerpoint?
Your Professor’s PowerPoint for “George Washington”:
The actual painting:
Your professor’s Powerpoint on Jean Chardin:
The actual painting:
PowerPoint on Maria Henriette Stuart (with some commentary about the Habsburg jaw):
But, because of whitewashed history curricula, teachers and professors continue to use the cropped images because they don’t want their lecture to get “derailed” by a discussion about race.
These images are also more commonly seen on stock photo sites, including ones for academic use.
I honestly can’t find anyone really writing about this, or even any analysis on how often the cropped photos are used.
The reason they are so easy to crop out is because of the the artistic conventions which reflect the power hierarchy:
Oil paintings of aristocratic families from this period make the point clearly. Artists routinely positioned black people on the edges or at the rear of their canvasses, from where they gaze wonderingly at their masters and mistresses. In order to reveal a ‘hierarchy of power relationships’, they were often placed next to dogs and other domestic animals, with whom they shared, according to the art critic and novelist David Dabydeen, ‘more or less the same status’. Their humanity effaced, they exist in these pictures as solitary mutes, aesthetic foils to their owners’ economic fortunes.
This is drastically oversimplified, but at least it addresses it directly.
If anyone knows more on any studies or statistical evidence on this tendency, feel free to add it.
The last episode of ‘Marc’ show, filmed 9 days before his death, featured Bolan duetting with David Bowie. Before the song had reached its end, Bolan tripped over a microphone cable and fell off the stage. With no time for a retake, this occurrence was aired and Bowie’s amusement was clearly visible.
Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1871 – 10 March 1945) English artist.
Born in Upper Norwood, Surrey as Mary Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale the daughter of Matthew and Sarah Fortescue Brickdale, her father was a barrister. She was trained first at the Crystal Palace School of Art, under Herbert Bone and entered the Royal Academy in 1896. Her first major painting was The Pale Complexion of True Love (1899).
She soon began exhibiting her oil paintings at the Royal Academy, and her watercolours at the Dowdeswell Gallery, where she had several solo exhibitions.
While at the academy, she came under the influence ofJohn Liston Byam Shaw, a protégé ofJohn Everett Millaismuch influenced byJohn William Waterhouse.
When Byam Shaw foundedan art schoolin 1911, Fortescue-Brickdale became a teacher there.
In 1909, Ernest Brown, of the Leicester Galleries, commissioned a series of 28 watercolour illustrations to Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, which she painted over two years. They were exhibited in the gallery in 1911, and 24 of them were published the next year in a deluxe edition of the first four Idylls
She lived during much of her career in Holland Park Road, oppositeLeighton House, where she held an exhibition in 1904.
Later, she also worked with stained glass. She was a staunch Christian, and donated works to churches. Amongst her best known works are The Uninvited Guest and Guinevere. She died on 10 March 1945
Demons From “Livre de la Vigne ostre Seigneur”
The book of our Lord’s vineyard) 1450 - 1470
Twelve devils with forks.
Devils bite and scratch the Damned.
Devils attack the Damned with weapons.
Torments of the Damned, some are clawed and embraced by devils.
Devils scourge and beat the Damned.
Murderers and tyrants are attacked by devils with spears and pikes.
Devils torture the damned, pouring molten metal into their mouths.
Thieves are hung over fires.
Firestones and hail rain on the Damned.
The pool of fire and brimstone.
Souls of those who break the commandments are burnt in a furnace.
Bodleian Image Library
This Man States He Is A Time Traveler and Is In The Picture Of The Gettysburg Address
“Andrew D. Basiago, 10, at Gettysburg, PA, on November 19, 1863, after being sent there from 1972 by DARPA’s Project Pegasus via a “plasma confinement chamber” in East Hanover, NJ. Andy is the boy standing to the left in the foreground of the image. He is wearing the large shoes that were given to him by Gettysburg cobbler John Burns after he walked into Gettysburg barefoot and shivering in the brisk autumn air after arriving from the future. Andy says that this image was taken shortly after President Lincoln arrived on the dais to deliver the Gettysburg Address.”
He said that he was a part of a group of kids from the 60’s and 70’s that participated in this time travel. It was a DARPA project called Project Pegasus. Some form of teleportation project.
Basiago stated that the knowledge of the future was used to alert future US presidents including both of the Bush’s and Barack Obama. Basiago said that met future President Barack Obama in 1982 when he was attending UCLA and Obama, then a student at Columbia University, was visiting former classmates at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Basiago claimed that Obama, then age 20, already knew that he would one day be president.
Basiago also said that in 1972 he was rewarded for his good work at DARPA by being sent back in time via a wormhole to 1863 to witness Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address speech.
Lobes of the Brain
- Frontal lobe (top left): responsible for motor functions, higher order functions, planning, reasoning, judgement, impulse control, and memory
- Occipital lobe (top right): responsible for visual perception and coloring recognition
- Temporal lobe (bottom left): responsible for auditory perception, memory, speech, emotional responses, and visual perception
- Parietal lobe (bottom right): responsible for cognition, information processing, pain and touch sensation, spatial orientation, speech, and visual perception