I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
museumofmodernerotica asked: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?
Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.
1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.
2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.
3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.
We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.
The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.
I’m astonished at the level of restraint the blogger is showing here. Here’s a blog that documents with paintings that people of color existed in all walks of life throughout medieval and classical Europe, and someone still manages to come along and ask, “But how did the painters know what these mysterious and exotic people from far-off lands looked like?”
Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s:The subject, “The Palace Guard” were depictions of North African medieval Muslims, THE MOORS, who settled in & ruled Northern Africa and invaded and conquered many parts of what we would now consider “Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, France & Southern Italy-ala Sicily)” for nearly 800 years, from as early as the 7th to the 15th century. Their profound, cultural legacy, influence & what they left behind( Such as the great monuments, the Alhambra and the Mezquita) is evident on modern day spanish architecture, art, music and traditions. All but ignored now largely by both Arab and European world history, The Moors played a significant role during the shaping of prehistory in their early settlement.
Inspired by the many complaints i’ve received of older Lilo’s resemblance to Nani.
Some of you asked for my painting process, so here it is. Not at all in depth obviously, but generally how I go about it.
If it’s somewhat confusing I’m sorry. All my art is done under a vague state of confusion so I guess it’s part of the process >.>
hello! hey! quick psa!
when mixing skin tones, always mix in lighter and darker complimentary or analogous colors (such as pinks, reds, and purples) to change value, don’t just add black or white to change a value
this way you get a real nice looking palette like
instead of a dead looking palette like
unless you’re going for dead, in which case carry on
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don’t save as jpeg
as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER use png. it makes the quality of the image pretty shitty. use jpeg or pdf instead. and always set your work at 300dpi to get a better printing quality - this means, the images are crisper and sharper and theres no slight blurriness. i had a talk with my friend who is currently taking design, and pdf is much better to use when youre working with a bigger publishing company because it still has the layers intact, but if youre only planning on printing your stuff at staples or at some small publishing store, the jpeg is the way to go.
this has been a public service announcement
as instructed by my graphic design teacher at an actual art school… (this was something we literally just went over in class today)
for printing: only ever use PDFs or PNGs. JPG completely screws up the quality of the image far worse than png does. (holy crap this is common knowledge) 300dpi/ppi (dots per inch/pixels per inch). CYMK color mode. if you have, like, photographed images (like I dunno, pictures of your dog or a wedding or something) jpg is “okay” as long as the resolution is 300ppi/dpi. but for digital art and design, stick with PDFs. they work out the best. and it’s really easy to save as a PDF anyway. tiffs are also hella, but PDF is the sure-fire way to go.
for digital media: pngs are hella. making a jpg at the highest possible quality also works well if you don’t really care for losing a little bit of data (it still looks as good as a png). RBG color mode. the ppi/dpi doesn’t matter as much so if you want a pretty fancy image that’s really big (as in a lot of pixels) the ppi/dpi doesn’t really matter (and it can make the file a little smaller)
ugh, if you really want to be doing printing, just, uhhh, I dunno, research it and don’t go off of the basis of just one single post.
also check these out. helpful for printing.
what about bitmap? since both jpg and png squish the files down to 72dpi. bitmap is the only format that preserves the dpi as far as i can tell
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