3 Renaissance things that revolutionized artArt History Week
The Renaissance is regarded as one of the most revolutionary periods in Western art history. Not since the ancient Greeks and Romans had such advancements been realized. Today, we’re going to look at three of them – one a rediscovered understanding and the other two new developments that completely changed painting in the Western world.
The ancient conquerors, when they engulfed much of the known world, had a penchant for absorbing things from the cultures of the people they vanquished, including art styles and techniques. The Romans were so in love with Greek sculpture, they meticulously copied statues they admired and today we know many of the most famous Greek works only because the Roman copies survive. Like the famous ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks had developed a canon, or set of measurements, that they used to create their concept of idealized human forms
Ever Hear Of...Tycho Brahe?You read that right--Ever Hear Of is back after a long and tragically unavoidable sabbatical! Yes, it’s been a while—pesky real-life stuff has this habit of always getting in the goddamned way--and if you think all the other entries thus far were enough to knock your socks off and blow your fucking mind apart, I’ve got some fantastic news for you:
I’M JUST GETTING FUCKING STARTED!
Ever Hear Of is here to stay, and what better way to officially kick off Season Two than to celebrate the Halloween spirit the only way I know how: by going over one of the most over-the-top maniacally-brilliant mad scientists to ever shout “PULL THE LEVER!” at his hunchbacked assistant while lightning flashes ominously outside his secret laboratory. A balls-to-the-wall borderline-psychotic genius who settled scientific debates by challenging his academic rivals to an epic sword duel and lived in a super-creepy castle on his own private island th
OC Tag - SoraI was tagged by Akai--Me to do a 8 Facts about Your OC thingy, for my OC Sora!
It's about time I flesh up some more info on him
Hope you like it Akai--Me!
1. First and foremost, his name translates as 'Tiger' in Japanese. The main reason being I felt it appropriately matches his
2. I mentioned before that he was born in Medieval Japan. More specifically, he was born around the 1540s, in the chaotic Sengoku period. Also called the Age of Warring States. He was born a normal human, like everyone else. On the day of his birth, there was a huge rainstorm around the place he lived.
3. He served as a samurai the great Warlords Oda Nobunaga, Totomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
4. His most fond memories was that as a kid in the
Bradamante and the Paladins pt. 1
PART I: The Origin
The hero of this tale rested under the bows of a spreading chestnut tree. Most tales of this sort would focus on great men doing great things. Kings, queens, and knights are always present in tales of these sorts. A man clad in bright and shining armor, a crimson plume on the helm, sitting astride a white charger with a lance to impale the dragon and save the damsel in distress.
Though knights, quests, shining armor, and daring rescues most definitely play a part in this story, the damsel is not the one being held by the dragon, but rather the rescuer. She is, in fact, our hero. The same one resting under the tree, seeking a few moments of shade from the sun of a small village in Emilia-Romagna in Italy.
She was a scrawny child. Approaching sixteen years old, she barely reached the waist of most adults. She had dirty, blonde hair, dull green eyes, and had the tanned complex
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