art & photography genre stuff

Portrait of a Man in Armor with Two Pages

Paris Bordon

By Paris Bordon, c. 1530s. Taken from the absolutely fascinating Tumblr account, People of Colour in European Art History, which is an eye-opener. For me, it highlights that no matter how loosely based on ‘history’ many fantasy novels are, they do tend to be fairly whitewashed. (As in, if realism is the excuse, seems it’s a pretty poor defence. That blog shows why.)

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.