HE’S ALL GROWED UP
He’s 23 and he looks 16, the fuck bro?
How many more incidents of hate until people stop denying the harm of using native americans as mascots?
These team names are not a “tribute”. Stop pretending.
people are dumb but here is a beeping kitten named cricket (not mantis but CLOSE SO CLOSE)
i feel my rage slowly subsiding
SQUEAKY KITTEN. SQUEAKY ROLY POLY KITTEN.
did u know that nothing in the entire world matters just cricket
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.
Check out the history of Emanuel Leutz’s Washington Crossing the Delaware, see how often Prince Whimple gets edited out. He’s not even in a place that’s easy for him to be edited out (he’s in front of Washington, rowing the boat), and he’s still taken out!
Another great example, and honestly something that often gets ignored or overlooked.
BEST FRIENDS YOU DON’T GET TO TALK TO VERY OFTEN BC YOU’RE BOTH JUST REALLY BUSY WITH SCHOOL OR WHATEVER BUT ITS NOT A BIG DEAL BC YOURE STILL THE BEST OF FRIENDS NO MATTER WHAT, ARE THE BEST KINDS OF FRIENDS IN THE WHOLE WORLD
In early 2013, the Heard Museum in Phoenix hosted the 23rd annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, and when all was said and done it was Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw) who took the title by winning the adult division. The victory, over a field of esteemed dancers that included Nakotah LaRance, Tony Duncan, and Dallas Arcand, was Davis’ sixth, a new record. For more on the event, visit the full ICTMN story and photo gallery.
click on the link above to go see the video
I’m just going to play the Pacific Rim soundtrack over and over until I finish this paper. I feel epic writing to the theme song already.
Me and Bee had been planning some characters for
YET ANOTHERside project, and while developing them I drew these two next to each other and randomly shipped it and then we realized how unconventional but REALLY FITTING they are together and this happened. Shit.
Everyone say hi to Wen (inked up chick) and Adelaide (girl with the glasses).
Wen is a Horror book/movie nut with an inability to handle cute things and Laide (Wen calls her “Lady”) is a Romance book/movie nut that finds the fluffy happy side of any situation.
They’re both psychology majors and may or may not be magical girls, shh
I really love this <3
As I sashay through the valley of the shadow of death
bisexual people aren’t more likely to cheat in relationships but we are more likely to cheat at cards, while lesbians are most likely to cheat at jenga, and genderqueer people often cheat at mario kart
how the fuck do you cheat at jenga
ask a lesbian