First of all he had an abnormal darkness of complexion, a truly saturnine tint. This darkness was the subject of comment from the first. His mother wrote jokingly to her sister-in-law that she had give birth to a black baby and to a friend in France that 'he was so dark that she was ashamed of him'. Show would send his portrait 'as soon as he is a littler fairer'. But Charles never did become fairer. Later the sobriquet 'the Black Boy' would be used, still commemorated in English inn signs.
I have always been a sucker for pretty jet-complexioned women and I find myself infatuated with this image of the Virgin of Loreto from Římov, in the Czech Republic. She is too pretty to be an image of the Mother of God. I am smitten and I can't lie. She gives me a boner, and that makes me a sinner. What am I supposed to do?
After engaging in some discussions to put my observations about the significance about black people in European paintings it is so apparent how some people refuse to take a hint and need everything spelt out to them in detail. On account of this have revisited my previous post to make my argument as explicit as I can.
Consider how Philip II of Spain and the page boy would look in profile, and how Martin I of Aragon compares with the heads on the other black and white photo below and ask yourself why some of the later Kings of Aragon would want to identify themselves with Moors the predecessors decapitated. It just doesn't add up.
Am I the only one to have noticed that the crowns on the head of the Moorish Kings are identical to the one on the Christian king? Were these Moors actually Muslims or were they Christians, or were they Moors who switched over to the to Christian side? This doesn't add up and it so obvious that one has to wonder why no one seems to have noticed it and mentioned it earlier. As they saying goes if you repeat something often enough people get to believe it even if it doesn't make sense.
I don't know whether it is foolishness or plain suicidal tendencies that causes these cartoonists to parody Islam and the prophet Muhammad in that manner. I just don't know.
A Study in the Portrayal of the Sovereignty of the Female in the Manner She Manifests Her Nature and Form as displayed in the sculpture of Princess Draupadi and Her Husbands the Pandavas
My views on the absence of a black Madonna in the practice of Christianity among Africans and the African Diaspora, and its relationship to the expression of the concepts of Divinity, Adoration, Veneration and Appreciation within their family and social fabric.
Sir Peter Lely's portrait of Charlotte Fitzroy, Charles II daughter by Barbara Villiers features a brown complexioned boy described as an Indian Page Boy. SMH. Albino art historians, experts, scholars etc or so in such denial its not even funny.