The all-white reinvention of Medieval Europe commonly depicted in popular fiction, films, tv shows and art is entirely that: a fiction. An invention. An erasure. Obviously, people of color have been an essential and integral part of European life, European art, and European literary imagination since time immemorial. To cite “historical accuracy” as a means to project whitewashed images of the past into the future to maintain a fiction of white supremacy is an unconscionable farce.
People of Color are not an anachronism.
3. Sir Morien, Black Knight of the Round Table (c. 1200s)
5. Sancho I of Castile and Léon (c. 1129)
7. Mulay Ahmad portrait by Rubens (1609)
8. Adoration of the Magi by David (c. 1490)
9. special post about the Fayoum Mummy Portraits (c. 100 B.C.E.)
10. Miniature from a Psalter, Including a Calendar (c. 1240)
Yubai Li : Immortal people
Yubai Li was born in Hangzhou, China in 1968 and studied at the Zhejiang
Academy of Fine Arts. He has been engaged in advertising planning and design,
as well as painting, but photography is his main interest.
He is new to photography, loves BW and does not care for the thecnical
aspects. He took photos of people in China’s Sichuan Liangshan Yi.
YUBAI LI says: “I think there is lot of feeling in painting and photography. I
put some feeling in painting and design and integrate this in tho my
photography. Photography satisfies my needs and express the image as. I feel
For YUBAI LI photography reveals the truth in all things and his is to have
viewers moved in some way.” I had to use my heart to feel the relationship
between man and nature, body, death, desire. I watched the faces, shoulders and
body language with fascination”.
YUBAI LI cares only for human beings, is interested in nature and things
around him ” scared to sing that sad, brilliant beauty.”
This show is meant to be seen with music. Kindly open a new window with the SOUNDTRACK.
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Half female, half male.
Bilateral gynandromorphism is a rare genetic disorder occurring in insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and birds, where a strange combination of genetic material splits a creature perfectly in half, with one side male and one side female.
This is so god damn elegant and powerful. What even.