People have been asking for info on the images from this post, so here we go:
- Portrait of the Princess of Zanzibar and her attendant, Scotland
- A servant or enslaved woman, Italy
- Scene from Terence, France
- A Peruvian noblewoman, Italy
- The Agrippine Sibyl, Netherlands
- A Brazilian Woman, Netherlands
- Scene from the Aethiopica, Flanders
- Madamoiselle de Clermont en Sultane, France
- Study of a Woman, Netherlands
- Allegory of Music, Italy
- Portrait of Kalmyk Girl Annushka, Russia
- Dido Elizabeth Belle, Scotland
- Portrait of a Young Woman, Switzerland
- Portrait of a Young Woman, Netherlands
- La Zamba a La Procesion, Peru/Spain
- Their Pride, by Thomas Hovenden, U.S.
- Portrait of a Black Girl, Slovenia
- Fanny Eaton, England
- Photograph of an Unknown Woman
- Eva Green, by Henri Robert. Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20 1/8 inches. 1907. Roland P. Murdock Collection, Wichita Art Museum.
- Unknown Woman from a Portrait for Sale on Ebay
Conrad Kyeser, Bellifortis
fol. 122r: The Queen of Sheba
Bohemia, c. 1405
Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek, Göttingen, Germany.
This is one of my favorite manuscript illuminations, as well as being the cover for The Image of the Black in Western Art, Vol. II, Part II.
Done! I’m still fixated on hot pink it seems
Shub-Niggurath and Nyatlathotep ;)
This is the best Shub-Niggurath I’ve ever seen
Heres a page of the various background characters on My Life as a Teenage Robot. Source
LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?
Did you guess yet?
If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.
Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…
Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?
Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!
Reminder that Pixar was originally set to release “The Shadow King" which would have marked not only Pixar’s first stop-motion film but the first starring a person of color as the main hero.
“The Shadow King is a deliciously magical tale about nine-year-old New York orphan Hap who hides his fantastically weird hands with long fingers from a cruel world. But when a living shadow girl teaches him to make amazing hand shadows that come to life, his hands become incredible weapons in a shadow war against a ravenous monster bent on killing Hap’s brother Richard and ultimately destroying New York.”
After the success of Coraline, director Henry Selick signed with Pixar to create the project but was ultimately dropped. (I’m assuming because of the full-length Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie film not performing as “amazingly” as they hoped).
I’ve noticed that Henry Selick likes to alter white characters to PoC or create entirely new characters for film. Wybie Lovatt of Coraline was made by him and added to the film (he is not in the book), also altering one of the ghost children from white to black only last minute (in all the concept art she is white). In other variations of Coraline the ghost girl appears white and Wybie and his grandmother are nonexistent. He did the same when directing “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas" where all the concept art featured exclusively white children in the human world, he altered several, making it more diverse which I think is great. Tim Burton has a habit of working with almost exclusively white characters and if not, they are fairly racist interpretations like Toshiaki from Frankenweenie.
So it’s a little sad that this “The Shadow King” was dropped as I think it would have been a marvelous milestone. It was suggested in February of 2013 that another studio may have picked up the rights but no further information has been brought up.