mayflyofspace submitted to medievalpoc:
I don’t think this has been posted in your Dutch tag yet? It’s a black musician (playing some kind of wind instrument and a drum simultaneously), from the 1493 Flemish painting Festival of the Archers (full image here). I’m afraid I don’t know anything about the figure in question or the painting more generally as we only briefly looked at it for a seminar on civic guilds, but I figured it might be of interest to you and your readers!
(via Guarding Jeff Koons)
“Nevertheless, some museum visitors might see guards, so often silent and stone-faced, as more machine than human. That is a misconception. Many guards … speak with obvious passion about the exhibitions, as well as the visitors, for which they feel responsible.”
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons
And the responses have begun. The male gamers are joking about a woman’s fear of an anonymous person who said he would write his manifesto in her spilled blood—as if it were no big deal. How much more vile can you get, guys? And how scary? I wouldn’t show up, with this as my welcome card and the state saying they would deploy no serious protective movements.
One of these days one of these ha-ha-just-a-joke guys is going to make good on his jokes while wearing a metal cup to protect his goodies, and all of the rest of the gamer nutballs are going to say, “We didn’t know he was for realz.”
Guess what, assclowns? I don’t want Anita Sarkeesian to take that chance. I don’t want any woman to take that chance. I want women to be safe so they can get your hostile, threatening, abusive asses thrown into jail.
Tapestries and oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens, made nearly 400 years ago to celebrate the glory of the Roman Catholic Church, have arrived. Each tapestry weighs 150 to 200 pounds and was hoisted into place with 100 yards of pulley rope.
The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, 1626–33, woven by Jan Raes I, Hans Vervoert, and Jacob Fobert after designs by Peter Paul Rubens. Wool and silk, 192 15/16 x 236 1/4 in. Patrimonio Nacional, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid. Tapestry Copyright © PATRIMONIO NACIONAL
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"When he’s with Ginger Rogers, something is happening. In their best numbers, that tension between them is really electrifying. It isn’t just dance. They’re dancing to prove something, to make something happen.”
All I’m going to say is…
My summer was very eventful. And I maybe had to upgrade my OS in order to get back on here. Details. Annnnnyways, I’m back
Hausa brides wearing traditional henna and traditional dresses
Easy with the pumpkin spice lattes. It’s fall. We get it!
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Corned beef hash is disgusting. Corned beef sandwiches however, are the shit.