This is a poster from 1920 depicting Vladimir Lenin sweeping the capitalists, monarchists, and clergy off the globe. The Russian Revolution was attempting to depose the established order that had oppressed society. Lenin desired to see world revolution and communism spread across the world. This poster although propaganda was designed to inspire the Russian public […]Read more "Bolshevik Poster (1920)"
These are the Lydenburg heads found in the Transvaal region in South Africa. They are terra-cotta works. Many artworks such as these have been found in the Southern African region and are artifacts from Bantu civilization dating from the fifth to eighth century. At this time Southern African civilization was rapidly transforming. The Khosian peoples […]Read more "The Lydenburg Heads (400s – 700s CE)"
These are postcards produced in the German Empire during World War I. They depict the emperors of the Central Powers who were in conflict with the Allies which included the British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire. Kaiser Wilhelm was the German emperor who allied with Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Ottoman empire […]Read more "World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)"
The drawing above shows Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in their first Warner Brothers Cartoon. Animation drawings are done first before being transferred to cells in which they will be inked and painted. Prior to computer technology animation was done all by hand. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Tex Avery cartoon “A […]Read more "Bugs Bunny Animation Drawings (1940)"
These are painted wood models of Nubian archers. They are from the 11th dynasty (2134-1991 B.C.E) found in the tomb of Mesehty who served as the governor of Asyut. During times of disorder and various forms of insurrection there were mass recruitment efforts. The Nubians were called upon to serve, because of their battle prowess. […]Read more "Nubian Archer Models"
It was common in classical Greek civilization to depict myths through art. They were not just transmitted orally, but passed down in sculpture, painting, and amphora. This amphora is currently held in the British Museum. What it depicts is Achilles slaying Penthesilea Queen of the Amazons. Scholars believe it was made around 540 B.C.E. Both […]Read more "Achilles Kills Penthesilea Amphora (540 B.C.E)"
This manuscript is a Christian book dating back to the existence of Aksum.The artifact currently is on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon. The Aksumite Empire was located in what is now modern day Ethiopia. The fascinating part about this African empire was that it was one of the first […]Read more "Ethiopian Christian Manuscript"