Grodno Castle, Zagorze Slaskie, Sudetes ~ Poland
Jusepe (Jose) de Ribera (Spanish, 1591-1652), Boy with flowerpot
Cutting the reins. 2011. Michael Bergt. American. 1956 -
color pencil, gouache on toned paper.
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Portrait of Felipe Manuel, Prince of Savoya, c. 1604
“Lenin proclaims Soviet power” by Vladimir Serov, 1947
Timur, aka Tamerlane (1336-1405). Founder of the Timurid Empire, vaunted ancestor of the Mughals, great conqueror, military genius, Uzbek national hero. Gotta love a man who can make piles of skulls wherever he goes. <3
Johann Trollmann (1907-1943) was a German Sinto boxer, popular in the 20’s.
He was stripped of his German light-heavyweight champion title by Nazi officials in 1933 because according to them, he “danced” like a gypsy and did not fight like an Aryan. He came to the rescheduled match as a caricature of an Aryan. He dyed his hair blonde and covered himself with white flour. He stood still and took every punch without fighting back, until he collapsed after five rounds.
In 1939 he was sent to a concentration camp. After suffering years of abuse, he was beaten to death with a shovel by another prisoner and died in 1942.
This is a portrait of French Romantic painter Leon Riesener, by his cousin, French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix
daisy and violet hilton-
these lovely british ladies were conjoined twins. born in england in 1908, they were bought by their mothers employer because she saw a chance to make money with them. they toured around the world as a sideshow act, singing and dancing.
in 1931, they sued their managers and became independent performers. they moved to the vaudeville circuit and became successful. in 1961, their tour manager abandoned them in charlotte, north carolina, with no income. they took a job at a local grocery store. they died in 1969 of the hong kong flu
The one and only handsome devil Earl of Fife, who marries Pss Louis of Wales. This portrait was photographed in the late 1880’s and my god what a looker. He is absolute perfection topped with a tall silk topper, which adds points to any gentlemen.