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
Medieval Eastern EuropeHad a lengthy discussion with a Romanian artist about Vlad the Impaler...including shared disappointment that the "inspiration of Dracula" is the only thing remembered. In my research, he was WAY more fascinating than that. But that's beside the point.
Another point we agreed on is that the whole region around that time was actually pretty fascinating and tends to get forgotten. And that's a real shame because there's a lot of fascinating, awesome, and larger-than-life figures that would probably need an entire series to try and do justice. I only scratch the surface with Son of the Dragon and that's still given a heavy fantasy-bent. Even without Vlad the Impaler (whose fearsome reputation...there's actually strong evidence that a good chunk of it's due to a smear campaign from his political enemies), there's...
-John Hunyadi: The Hungarian warrior who fought the Turks with strategies that would be best described as "too insane to fail" and more theories about his ancestries than you c
Lesser known swords that need more love.As I'm sure many of you know by now, I have an unhealthy interest in weaponry through the ages. I have a particular fondness for swords. Now I know many people have tried to be smart and say that swords aren't the best choice. Sure for war they usually have always been secondary, (with some exceptions) But guess what smart guy, they're perfect for a hero on a quest because they're easier to carry around than a polearm.
Anyways moving on, seems lots of people love swords, but we see the same ones used over and over again....
Medieval longsword, arming sword, etc. The extremely overrated katana, occasionally rapiers, even rarer do we see cutlasses, gladii, Turkish/Arabic swords (incorrectly called scimitars) Xiphos, or Chinese swords. Though we do see these types used. Now there's nothing wrong with these swords, in fact many would make sense for the setting, but it would be great to see some different types being used when possible.
Here I propose a
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
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