I don’t see the fascination in stop sign shaped face hutcherson boy from hunger games
that nigga look like a lego in the face i have no idea why these fan girls go crazy over him i’m like you wanna fuck a geometry problem?????
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.
Strange Fruit - We will never forget/forgive…
Don’t look at these pictures and say we don’t need a revolution because this happened long ago, look at these pictures and say we need a revolution because the killing of our people is still going on physically, mentally, emotionally and economically and enough is enough.
Those last two pictures were recent. If I recall correctly, the last one was last year.
Oh look at all this white culture.
blood on the leaves…
You know, this pic kinda look like a proposal scene. Doesn’t it?
Yeah, it does.
hmmm…not quite to me. Olivia’s posture is very defensive to me. but it’s amazing to see that their ‘relationship’ or whatever it is these days has made so much progress since this scene. not progress in terms of them actually being together (which is what we typically think of) but in a sense of this thing being way stronger than either of them thought it would. like they could wish away their feelings for each or pretend like there is nothing there. they just can’t quit each other so something else now resides in their hearts beside lust, desire and even love at first sight stuff. there is a level of commitment there between them but that commitment can’t be fulfilled unless there is a divorce or Fitz end his Presidency and once Olivia resolves her family issues. Well…Mellie has to get a deal out of this too. It’s only fair.
Fitz acted like a pure, brazen, jealous fool in this episode. How people managed to turn this into the most epic romantic scene is beyond me. First he was screaming and yelling at her to get out of the car. Then he had her sitting on a rock in nice clothes forcing big boots upon her feet and telling her to shut up when she spoke. Then he was, literally, marching through the forest with a gun he barely knew how to shoot ranting and raving about something that wasn’t his main point. I’m sorry. What he did was criminal. He (or Cyrus) had her snatched from her apartment at the break of dawn (and she has a job and clients who depend on her) then he goes on a tirade about some picture he saw of her and Edison - which at the time was totally innocent but even if it wasn’t, he is legally married to someone else and has no say in her love life. The man tried to pull down her pants against a frickin’ tree. Are we really that thirsty for romance that we found romance in that?
This scene troubled me a lot
Fitz troubles me
evolution of the bathroom selfie.
<3 <3 <3
[jaw on floor]
I <3 you, glitter lion.