medievalpoc:

Fiction Week!

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The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Quashiba, a peasant girl, is about to be made queen because the king believes that she can spin and weave golden things. A tiny creature comes to save her under the condition that she has three chances to guess his name right. (West Indian)

via Goodreads; images via The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon

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3
Jul
laclefdescoeurs:

La Donna, Philip Leslie Hale

laclefdescoeurs:

La Donna, Philip Leslie Hale

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3
Jul
monetizeyourcat:

centuriespast:

Woven Textile
Fragment with reclining putto design.
Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian
Geography:
Made in Egypt, Africa
Date:
5th century
Medium:
Tan, blue, and red wool and linen tapestry weave
Philadelphia Museum of Art

monetizeyourcat:

centuriespast:

Woven Textile

Fragment with reclining putto design.

Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian

Geography:

Made in Egypt, Africa

Date:

5th century

Medium:

Tan, blue, and red wool and linen tapestry weave

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Reblogged from valvala
2
Jul

zooophagous:

geritsel:

Fritz Koch Gotha dog illustrations - just love ‘m

If you need me I’ll be convulsing on the floor from a cute overdose

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30
Jun
madddscience:

Elementary Geography, 1856

madddscience:

Elementary Geography, 1856

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29
Jun

archiemcphee:

For a non-profit project called the Wall Art Festival, Japanese artist Yusuke Asai decorated a classroom of the Niranjana School in Sujata Village, which is located in the impoverished Bihar state of northeastern India. Asai used seven different types of local mud, cow dung, dirt, dust, ash and straw to create an intricate and immersive mural that completely covered the walls and ceiling of the classroom.

The Niranjana School was founded using donations from Japanese students and continues to maintain a connection with Japan. The Wall Art Festival strives to bring both local and Japanese artists into the school who use the school itself as a canvas and interact with the students. It also seeks to raise awareness about and help resolve numerous poverty, education and employment issues faced by small, isolated villages such as Sujata.

[via My Modern Metropolis and Spoon & Tamago]

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27
Jun

dynamicafrica:

Portraits of Moroccans/North Africans by Spanish artist José Tapiro y Baro (1830-1913) 

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7
Jun
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4
Jun

sophiafosterdimino:

Ĵ⌓Ĵ ≺ ʜᎬ𝙻ᑭ Ϲ◦ϻ𐌓⨆ᵀЄᖇ 〉

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24
May
totalefinsternis:

missingscore:

athena-the-elusive:

“The Archer of the Rose” by Donato Giancola. Very heroic piece, on an epic scale. Illustrators have tended to get a bad  reputation as not being “true artists” as the subject of their work is “confined” by their text. I disagree. I have never read the series for which this artwork was commissioned, but it speaks to me as surely as if I knew that indomitable woman with the bow. The picture exists in itself. That’s true art.

This is so beautiful.

Ah this guy is incredible. He always goes to Dragon*Con and for the past 2 years I’ve been meaning to make it to his panel, but I never get the chance :(

totalefinsternis:

missingscore:

athena-the-elusive:

“The Archer of the Rose” by Donato Giancola. Very heroic piece, on an epic scale. Illustrators have tended to get a bad  reputation as not being “true artists” as the subject of their work is “confined” by their text. I disagree. I have never read the series for which this artwork was commissioned, but it speaks to me as surely as if I knew that indomitable woman with the bow. The picture exists in itself. That’s true art.

This is so beautiful.

Ah this guy is incredible. He always goes to Dragon*Con and for the past 2 years I’ve been meaning to make it to his panel, but I never get the chance :(

Reblogged from valvala
23
May
medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:
Sir Joshua ReynoldsPortrait of Huang Ya DongUK (1776) Knole. 
The blog Treasure Hunt (representing the National Trust Collections of the UK) says of the subject:

The Knole guidebook mentions that he worked as a page in the household of John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-1799) and that he attended Sevenoaks School.The boy had been brought to England from Guangzhou (Canton) by the Duke’s old schoolfriend John Bradby Blake (1745-1773), who worked for the East India Company.
However, when I did an online search for Blake I found out that he was a keen naturalist and that he had brought the boy, called Huang Ya Dong, to England because of his knowledge of the propagation and use of Chinese plants. 
Huang became a minor celebrity, advising Mrs Delaney and the Duchess of Portland on Chinese plants, Josiah Wedgewood on porcelain manufacture and the physician Andrew Duncan on acupuncture…
It is not known what happened to Huang subsequently – he may simply have lived out his days as a servant at Knole (where he was known by the other servants as Warnoton). Perhaps he followed the 3rd Duke to Paris when he was appointed ambassador to the court of Louis XVI. 

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Huang Ya Dong
UK (1776) 
Knole. 

The blog Treasure Hunt (representing the National Trust Collections of the UK) says of the subject:

The Knole guidebook mentions that he worked as a page in the household of John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-1799) and that he attended Sevenoaks School.The boy had been brought to England from Guangzhou (Canton) by the Duke’s old schoolfriend John Bradby Blake (1745-1773), who worked for the East India Company.

However, when I did an online search for Blake I found out that he was a keen naturalist and that he had brought the boy, called Huang Ya Dong, to England because of his knowledge of the propagation and use of Chinese plants. 

Huang became a minor celebrity, advising Mrs Delaney and the Duchess of Portland on Chinese plants, Josiah Wedgewood on porcelain manufacture and the physician Andrew Duncan on acupuncture…

It is not known what happened to Huang subsequently – he may simply have lived out his days as a servant at Knole (where he was known by the other servants as Warnoton). Perhaps he followed the 3rd Duke to Paris when he was appointed ambassador to the court of Louis XVI. 

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23
May
startrekaday:

fystfanart:

Kmona Leeza by MBrill

She’s smiling because she has slaughtered her enemies, knowing their dishonored spirits will not cross the River of Blood into Stovokor.

startrekaday:

fystfanart:

Kmona Leeza by MBrill

She’s smiling because she has slaughtered her enemies, knowing their dishonored spirits will not cross the River of Blood into Stovokor.

(Source: deviantart.com)

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22
May

aeruh-aoi:

 Ilya Repin

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20
May

archiemcphee:

Is it too soon to share another awesomely creative piece of furniture? No way! This one-of-a-kind insectoid armoire is called the BUG and it was designed Latvian designer Janis Straupe of True Latvia. Full of customizable shelves, drawers, cubbies and even a few secret compartments, it’s a beautifully functional piece of furniture as well as an amazing work of art.

Click here to learn more about the BUG and its myriad features.

If only Kafka could’ve see this…

[via Yanko Design]

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16
May
emeraldcitycomicon:

jiinsy:

The pilots of the reliable Jaeger ‘Dream Giver’, Pocahontas and Nakoma have been together since they were kids. When they were given the option to train in the corps to become Jaeger pilots, Pocahontas leapt at the new opportunity. Nakoma was a little more hesitant, but eventually realized that someone had to be there to protect her free spirited friend, to comfort her when she needed it. And besides, it wasn’t like she was going to let her best girl get in a giant robot with someone else by her side. 
8/?? of my Disney Jaeger Pilot Series 

This series of Disney Jaeger Pilots is awesome and beautiful and if you haven’t seen them you must look at the whole series so far!

emeraldcitycomicon:

jiinsy:

The pilots of the reliable Jaeger ‘Dream Giver’, Pocahontas and Nakoma have been together since they were kids. When they were given the option to train in the corps to become Jaeger pilots, Pocahontas leapt at the new opportunity. Nakoma was a little more hesitant, but eventually realized that someone had to be there to protect her free spirited friend, to comfort her when she needed it. And besides, it wasn’t like she was going to let her best girl get in a giant robot with someone else by her side. 

8/?? of my Disney Jaeger Pilot Series 

This series of Disney Jaeger Pilots is awesome and beautiful and if you haven’t seen them you must look at the whole series so far!

Reblogged from emeraldcitycomicon
4
May