medievalpoc:

1800s Week!
aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Juan Luna
Self-portrait
Italy, Rome (1879)
National Museum of the Philippines
[x]
Juan Luna y Novicio (1857 – 1899) was one of the first Filipino artists to become recognised internationally. He lived in Europe from 1877 to 1894, creating historical paintings and sculptures, even becoming a friend of the King of Spain.
In 1884, he won First Prize at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid for his painting of Roman gladiators. Coincidentally, it was another Filipino painter, Félix Resurrección Hidalgo (1855-1933), who won the Second Prize! 
Their success was hailed by Filipino reformists as a sign that despite being seen as a “barbarian race”, they could paint better than the Spanish who colonised them.

Juan Luna
Spoliarium
Italy, Rome (1884)
Oil on poplar
National Museum of the Philippines
[x]

Félix Resurrección Hidalgo
The Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace / Las virgenes Cristianas expuestas al populacho
Spain (1884)
Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines
[x]

medievalpoc:

1800s Week!

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Juan Luna

Self-portrait

Italy, Rome (1879)

National Museum of the Philippines

[x]

Juan Luna y Novicio (1857 – 1899) was one of the first Filipino artists to become recognised internationally. He lived in Europe from 1877 to 1894, creating historical paintings and sculptures, even becoming a friend of the King of Spain.

In 1884, he won First Prize at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid for his painting of Roman gladiators. Coincidentally, it was another Filipino painter, Félix Resurrección Hidalgo (1855-1933), who won the Second Prize! 

Their success was hailed by Filipino reformists as a sign that despite being seen as a “barbarian race”, they could paint better than the Spanish who colonised them.

Juan Luna

Spoliarium

Italy, Rome (1884)

Oil on poplar

National Museum of the Philippines

[x]

Félix Resurrección Hidalgo

The Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace / Las virgenes Cristianas expuestas al populacho

Spain (1884)

Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines

[x]

fuckyeahtattoos:

This was done by Christina Hock at Dolorosa Tattoo in Studio City, California. Inspired by a portrait hanging in the elevator of the haunted mansion at disneyland

fuckyeahtattoos:

This was done by Christina Hock at Dolorosa Tattoo in Studio City, California. Inspired by a portrait hanging in the elevator of the haunted mansion at disneyland

Xiang Fei Altered Copy: Mind=Blown

medievalpoc:

rainbowrosefae submitted to medievalpoc:

I saw your post about Xiang Fei and, as a woman and a Chinese person, found it interesting. I did a little digging, and found a higher resolution version:

香妃戎装像 -- 郎世宁

(The colours may appear a little faded, but her face is similar enough to my own skin tone that I don’t think it’s been deliberately altered.)

What is interesting is that another version of this painting exists. Because I don’t know the name of this other version, it’s been hard to find info on it, but all evidence seems to suggest that it’s a reproduction:

What is interesting to me is that not only is her face distinctly more European in this later version, she also appears less comfortable in her armour. Unfortunately, I have no idea when this reproduction was made, where it was found, or if the painter is from the Occident or Orient. Given the high level of accuracy in the rest of the reproduction, the altered face is probably not an accident.

[mod note]

WHOA.

The alt text for the first image here is : 香妃戎装像 — 郎世宁, which, according to google translate, says “Xiang Fei military uniform like - Castiglione”. The other one has just “香 妃”, “Xiang Fei”

I have never seen that copy. Wow. Wow.