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Alright I’m putting a limit on this because last time I thought I’d get 20 notes at most and I got over 300
Reblog this and I will draw you a quick lil doodle of a fox
I’ll try to base it on your blog if I can
I’ll stop if…
thebrigeedarocks asked: While the deterioration of The Toilet of Bathsheba is due to the varnish, it made me wonder if there are any examples of art being "restored" and purposefully leaving parts with POC untouched.
Wow this pissed me off more than I thought it would because Holy Crap I kind of expected it for back in the day, but within the last few decades? JFC I hate people.
This is what I mean when I talk about how our attitudes NOW regarding race, sexuality, morality, and how art SHOULD be massively affects how we view artwork from the past, and becomes a PART of that history and that art!
I’m not always being figurative with language like that. In so many ways, our attitudes about race dictate what we see, and how it is categorized. For example, how the Head of Memnon was classified before they identified who it was a portrait of:
Portrait of Maria Salviati de’ Medici with Giulia de’ Medici, by Jacopo Pontormo. Italy, c. 1537.
To be honest, the history of art restoration is full of disgraceful erasures, and a lot of the works whose appearance we take for granted are actually the result of restorers messing up really, really badly.
Priceless portraits of Shakespeare were irreversibly “cleaned” of painted changes that were made during Shakespeare’s lifetime to reflect how he looked as he aged. It was also painted over and lightened in portions. There is no way to fix the changes made by modern restorers to these centuries-old images.
Another painting discovered relatively recently, the Tree of Fertility, “somehow” lost its 25 painted penises during the restoration process. The 750-year-old fresco was discovered in 1999, and the restorers just painted over the penises.
Michelangelo’s David was actually coated in wax and stripped with hydrochloric acid, which removed the statue’s original patina, in 1843. Of course, that didn’t stop them from cleaning it again in 2004, resulting in the resignations of several restorers and curators from its housing institution who maintained that under no circumstances should it be cleaned again.
So, yeah. You can probably imagine how many images have been altered in the centuries between when the paintings were made, and us viewing them now. So, to answer your question, if people are willing to just paint OVER mixed-race children, Shakespeare’s face, and a tree full of penises, pretty sure that obscuring and/or lightening European paintings of people of color has happened and may well continue to happen.
An interesting aspect of this head’s modern reception was its initial characterization as that of a savage hunter, constantly aware of his natural environment but incapable of abstract thought. Once the association with Herodes’ Memnon was made, however, the ideal of the noble savage was replaced by the perception of a great character of introspection, even melancholy.
Memnon was a famous philosopher’s beloved student who died tragically young, probably of an illness. So WHY on EARTH would he have been classified a “savage hunter….incapable of abstract thought??”
These aren’t just “ideas”, they are pervasive and insidious patterns of negative stereotypes and assumptions that can change a contemplative and brilliant young man into a mindless “savage”. After all, his appearance didn’t change! The problem is firmly in the minds and hearts of the viewer, the museum curator, the cataloger, the patron, the art historian.
And we should ALL be thinking about how that affects the way we perpetuate anti-Black and racist assumptions in our own worldviews, and interactions with others in society.
Photo by Jean Pierre Amigo
From Rhoda, 24 years old, in South Sudan: “I was going to the health clinic in Bor town during my pregnancy. When we had to flee the area, I ran for my life, but being eight months pregnant, it was not easy. This was the toughest time of my life. My husband was stuck in Juba and I was in the bush convinced I was going to lose our child. One night, my mother and I got into one big boat with 100 others crossing to Awerial county. …The journey was awful, lying in dirty water mixed with animal feces. When we arrived to Minkaman, my mother found a small area with a few trees, big enough for the two of us to settle. Soon I started having some persistent pains and my mum helped me deliver a baby boy.” Saturday is International Women’s Day. On that day, and every day, thousands of women worldwide will leave their homes to flee war or persecution. The fact that they are women makes their ordeal even more harrowing. Read this and other stories: http://bit.ly/1fLR5fE
Better get back to salting your meats and keeping a pantry because fridges are a luxury now.
A device that instantly makes one not poor, even if it was already there and belongs to the owner of the apartment or house you are renting.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
people who disseminate false information about food stamps are pieces of shit.
It was just recently that Mecklenburg County allowed Food Stamps to buy diapers and clothing. You got ppl out here who gotta sell their food stamps to buy bus passes and toilet paper
like stop it 5
But you can tho? If you have cash assistance on your EBT account you can use it to buy anything? And its the same card so to (nosy) onlookers it looks like “this persons doing blah blah with food stamps”
Which is just like
A. Mind ya bidness
B. Mind ya bidness
C. It ain’t ya bidness
D. Mind ya bidness
Because this isn’t really about ppl misusing food cards (I dont like callin it stamps), its about nosy entitled mf’s who believe poor ppl dont deserve ANYTHING at all, so they find or make up (most likely made up) these “stories” and act like all ppl with food cards are irresponsible and lazy and all that when really the average person is just trying to have enough to last them the month.
the doors of the church are open
Omg this whole segment was great.
|demon:||i possessed you|
|me:||get the fuck out|
|demon:||damn...aight...rude ass bitch...i just need a place to stay my girl kicked me out and i aint got no money...|
|me:||shit man, you can stay but don't be spinning my head like an owl and shit|