March62014
colin-vian:

Agnolo Bronzino 1503-1572 

colin-vian:

Agnolo Bronzino 1503-1572 

(via antiqueart)

February272014
mediadiversified:

It’s Time to Talk About Black Tudors

by  Rowena Mondiwa
‘A criminally neglected part of British history is the true scope of the African diaspora in Britain that reaches as far back as Renaissance Europe. A new book by Onyeka Nubia seeks to rectify the problem, examining the lives of the thousands of blacks that lived in the UK in Tudor times. In Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Onyeka Nubia shares research conducted in uncovering early evidence of Black existence in the United Kingdom, and proves that black presence was evident a lot earlier than is usually assumed. Nubia’s research focuses on the Tudor era (1485- 1603), specifically looking at the four English cities of London, Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable.
This is not the first book published about African presence in England. Black Lives in the English Archives by Imtiaz Habib (2008) and Gustav Ungerer’s The Mediterranean Apprenticeship of British Slavery (2010) are two other books that look at similar subject matter and help substantiate the information uncovered in this research project. Additionally, just this year, academic Miranda Kaufman has published essays on the same research.

mediadiversified:

It’s Time to Talk About Black Tudors

by  Rowena Mondiwa

A criminally neglected part of British history is the true scope of the African diaspora in Britain that reaches as far back as Renaissance Europe. A new book by Onyeka Nubia seeks to rectify the problem, examining the lives of the thousands of blacks that lived in the UK in Tudor times. In Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Onyeka Nubia shares research conducted in uncovering early evidence of Black existence in the United Kingdom, and proves that black presence was evident a lot earlier than is usually assumed. Nubia’s research focuses on the Tudor era (1485- 1603), specifically looking at the four English cities of London, Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable.

This is not the first book published about African presence in England. Black Lives in the English Archives by Imtiaz Habib (2008) and Gustav Ungerer’s The Mediterranean Apprenticeship of British Slavery (2010) are two other books that look at similar subject matter and help substantiate the information uncovered in this research project. Additionally, just this year, academic Miranda Kaufman has published essays on the same research.

(via princelesscomic)

February232014

Italian infantry armor ca. 1571 (x)

(Source: candlewinds, via silviya7)

February112014

chaoscontrolled123:

Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.

so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell

(via melancthe)

(1,824,745 plays)

December162013
medievalpoc:

Francesco Bassano II 
Adoration of the Magi
Italy (1585-1590)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
ArtSTOR/[x]

medievalpoc:

Francesco Bassano II

Adoration of the Magi

Italy (1585-1590)

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

ArtSTOR/[x]

12PM
medievalpoc:

Gerrit Dou
Portrait of a Man
Netherlands (1635)
Oil on Wood, 22.5 x 18 cm.
KØBENHAVN, Statens Museum for Kunst.
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
[x]

medievalpoc:

Gerrit Dou

Portrait of a Man

Netherlands (1635)

Oil on Wood, 22.5 x 18 cm.

KØBENHAVN, Statens Museum for Kunst.

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

[x]

December152013
thecabinet:

Annunciation with Cardinal Antoniazzo Romano, 1485
Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

thecabinet:

Annunciation with Cardinal Antoniazzo Romano, 1485

Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome

12PM
hourgold:

The Temptation of Adam and Eve. 
1430s. Harley 2278 f. 1v

hourgold:

The Temptation of Adam and Eve. 

1430s. Harley 2278 f. 1v

December142013
renaissance-art:

Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora c. 1474-1475
Missal

renaissance-art:

Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora c. 1474-1475

Missal

12PM
innerbohemienne:

"This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by sixteenth-century writers as ‘miraculous’ and deserving ‘immortal merit.’ Formed of one plate of steel and patinated to look like bronze, the bowl is raised in high relief with motifs inspired by classical art. The graceful mermaid-like siren forming the helmet’s comb holds the grimacing head of Medusa by the hair. The sides of the helmet are covered with acanthus scrolls inhabited by putti, a motif ultimately derived from ancient Roman sculpture and wall paintings." ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

innerbohemienne:

"This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by sixteenth-century writers as ‘miraculous’ and deserving ‘immortal merit.’ Formed of one plate of steel and patinated to look like bronze, the bowl is raised in high relief with motifs inspired by classical art. The graceful mermaid-like siren forming the helmet’s comb holds the grimacing head of Medusa by the hair. The sides of the helmet are covered with acanthus scrolls inhabited by putti, a motif ultimately derived from ancient Roman sculpture and wall paintings." ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York