CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK AT MEDIEVALPOC
You asked for it, you got it! Starting this Monday (4/14/14), Medievalpoc will be featuring Contemporary Art and Artists of color influenced by European Art History. Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Mannerist, Classical, Ancient, Fantasy, Early Modern, you name it, it’ll be here! Everything from oil on canvas to performance art.
Also featured will be topical essays exploring our ideas about anachronisms, cultural exchange and appropriation, the use of particular palettes to invoke associations with historical works, Fantasy and Fan Art, character design, RPGs, Art and Identity, and the policing of self-expression in popular culture.
Artists featured in this post*: Yin Xin, Leo and Diane Dillon, Terrance Houle, charcoalfeather, Toyin Odutola, Kehinde Wiley, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, hauntedmomsanon, Ikenaga Yasenuri, and S. Ross Browne.
*If you see your art here and would like it removed for any reason, message me and I will remove it ASAP.
Giacomo Grosso - The supreme meeting (1895)
French Book of Hours c. 1524
Lev Lagorio Full moon over the Crimea, 1879
The oldest, single, surviving knotted carpet in existence is an Armenian carpet called the “Pazyryk carpet” excavated from a frozen tomb in Siberia, dated from the 500-300 BC.
Almost perfectly intact, is considered by many experts to be of Caucasian, specifically Armenian,
"From all the evidence available I am convinced that the Pazyryk rug was a funeral accessory and most likely a masterpiece of Armenian workmanship”
- Dr. Ulrich Schurmann, the author of the classic text on Oriental rugs, Caucasian Rugs and Central Asian Rugs