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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:59 PM   #21
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I think this artwork was done in the early 20th century, but it depicts an event from the late 17th century and it's definitely one of my favorites.

Frontenac dancing the war dance, 1690:

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I think this artwork was done in the early 20th century, but it depicts an event from the late 17th century and it's definitely one of my favorites.

Frontenac dancing the war dance, 1690:

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That is very nice and reminds me of Pyle. Bio:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_William_Jefferys
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Old May 16th, 2017, 01:43 PM   #23
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That is very nice and reminds me of Pyle. Bio:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_William_Jefferys
Thanks for the link, I'd heard it was by Jefferys but didn't know anything about the guy himself.
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Thanks for the link, I'd heard it was by Jefferys but didn't know anything about the guy himself.
You bet, me either. Unfortunately, a while back there was a guy looking for a painting --and I think this was it! But, I can no longer remember which forum or thread
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Old May 16th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #26

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It is fascinating to see realism without perspective! I love the Villa of the Mysteries too.
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I just discovered this article (from several years back) about one of the earliest depictions of Native-Americans in European art. Thought I'd share if anyone else was interested: Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans : The Two-Way : NPR

One thing I was curious about is the haircuts on those people. The article's author refers to them as "Mohican" style. I'm not an expert but I thought the Natives that Columbus encountered (the Taino and the Carib) generally kept their hair longer. Does anyone know if Taino or Carib men sported those kind of haircuts back in the day, or was it just some imagination on behalf of the artist?
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I just discovered this article (from several years back) about one of the earliest depictions of Native-Americans in European art. Thought I'd share if anyone else was interested: Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans : The Two-Way : NPR

One thing I was curious about is the haircuts on those people. The article's author refers to them as "Mohican" style. I'm not an expert but I thought the Natives that Columbus encountered (the Taino and the Carib) generally kept their hair longer. Does anyone know if Taino or Carib men sported those kind of haircuts back in the day, or was it just some imagination on behalf of the artist?
Here is a description from Columbus about the Taino hairstyle:

"Their hair is not kinky, but straight, and coarse like horsehair. They wear it short over the eyebrows, but they have a long hank in the back that they never cut..."
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Todd, Your post Favorite Painting from the Past reminded me of Alphonse Mucha. The Slav Alphonse Mucha, and his less known "The Slav Epic" cycle:


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Yeah, it is terrible. Only mosaics and surviving frescoes and these, give us an idea of what they might have been like..
And mostly from a rural town Pompeii before imperial times and erruption of Vesuvius which preserved some frescoes and mosaics under a layer of the ashes. Just imagine 1st-3rd century AD and all the lost art from a peak of Roman civilization.
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