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People of Color in European Art History: Because you wouldn't want to be historically inaccurate.
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medievalpoc Nov 10
ICYMI (since i just got my weekly reminder)
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @BarbaraEichner
once a week, right on time
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Govaert Flinck A Young Archer Oil on oak panel Netherlands (1639-1640) Wallace Collection, London (weird that this painting has its own wikipedia article, but a decent photo of it is so hard to find!!)
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Peter Paul Rubens Bacchanalia Netherlands (c. 1615) Oil on Canvas, 91 x 107 cm. Moscow, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
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medievalpoc Nov 10
John Russell Painting of the Inuit Mikak and her son Tukauk England (1769) Institute of Cultural and Social anthropology, Georg-august University of Göttingen, Germany
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Wilhelm Schorigus II Saint Maurice Germany (1660) Polychrome and Gilded Wood, 132.5 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @empyrean_angel
i not only believe, i feel like i've had random encounters with most of them at the renaissance festival
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @medievalpoc
The second part is so important because it explains how people use this myth of "the past" being unimaginably horrific to try and justify the current lack of social progress and/or excuse thinking everything will just get better on its own (so don't bother doing anything)
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @alexandraerin
I wrote a whole thing on this called "Things Were Just Like That Back Then" about 4 years ago: And provided an AWESOME expansion here:
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medievalpoc Nov 10
The sheer amount of time I have had to sincerely explain to people that Westeros isn't a real place so, no, things were NOT "just like that back then" is daunting, to say the least
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Today's reminding me why I can't WAIT for this book to come out. <3
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @NirpalB
the article isn't real. someone *created* a fake picture just to provoke people.
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medievalpoc Nov 10
for REAL. Like, the amount of time & energy to make this fake screencap and everything is just... I hope reasonable people keep in mind how far unreasonable people will go to tell provoking lies on the internet to get a reaction
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N. K. Jemisin Nov 10
And there's no reason why some elves *can't* be brown. Especially Elrond & co, who are part human. But the real hilarity here is that these fools are so addicted to having "SJW outrage" to rail against that they'll invent some where there is none. They *need* it.
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Come to think of it, I haven't done a "Fiction Week" is a REALLY long time. Might be a good time to do that later this month (it's always a tall order because I write reviews and they take a while!). old FW posts here:
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @cypheroftyr
If you need an article with examples, there are none better than 's "In Fantasy Worlds, Historical Accuracy Is a Lie":
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @medievalpoc
Anyone who tries to tell you that Elves of Color aren't "historically accurate" seriously needs to seriously reconsider what they think of as history, because yikes. Fantasy's only limits are those of your imagination. Don't let others impose THEIR limited imaginations onto you.
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @medievalpoc
Magic: The Gathering has some really great artwork featuring Elves of Color, as well:
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @medievalpoc
BUT!! Rather than dwell in negativity, I like to bring a little positivity to everyone's day. We need it now more than ever. And I DO have a tag "Elves of Color" with contemporary art of just that. So, enjoy:
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medievalpoc Nov 10
Replying to @medievalpoc
Honestly any time someone says "Elves of Color" loud enough my mentions turn to garbage. Sadly, a lot of people seem to think that being targeted for harassment is a type of "power". It isn't, and I'd much rather have the power to, um, pay my bills reliably.
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