Ebony's editor features in "The Construct" - Part 2

Submitted by afrocentric on Sat, 20/02/2016 - 02:34

You can now see why I tend to get riled at some of "our people". Here is a pic from a video clip featuring our beloved editress, her husband and their kids at Disneyland. I am not going to display the kids or embed the video here as it is improper to rant over pics of other people's children on account of annoyance at their parent. Clicking on the pic will send you to the clip at Youtube.

What's It With Our Women? - Part I

Submitted by blogmeister on Tue, 13/10/2015 - 21:05

What's it with our women anyway? I've been away from a while and when I return the women seem to be having with our royal Habsbourgeois features. What is going on? Even the Queen of England herself seems to be displaying some insecurities about this, and she is quite the pretty lady too. This is too much for me to bear. I need to blog about this.

Here's To Widow's Peaks and Full Lips - with Eghosa, Jill Scott and Gravey Mike

Submitted by afrocentric on Sat, 12/09/2015 - 18:25

Eghosa - Thumbnail
When I was researching the Wurttemberg related posts, I was listening to Jill Scott's music, and went about to look for some contemporary pictures of Black women with widow's peaks, and funnily enough someone had made a video of this number featuring a woman with a widow's peak. Honest, I am not making this up.

Meet a real live "Black" German Duchess of the 21st Century

Submitted by afrocentric on Thu, 03/09/2015 - 13:06

Duchess Donata of Mecklenburg - Thumbnail
Here is an example of a painting that reinforces my belief that the black servants in a number of the paintings are not actual servants but heraldic symbols. Egmond himself has changed his viewpoint to the belief some of the images even if symbolic actually allude to contemporary persons or historical personalities of that era, ie people with such complexions. For my part I have seen enough to convince me of that.

The Road to Württemberg

Submitted by afrocentric on Mon, 31/08/2015 - 12:47

This is the painting which led me to Fleur. It features a pretty servant in the painting of Friedrich Ludwig, Crown Prince of Württemberg and his wife Henriette Marie of Brandenburg-Schwedt, 1716, by Antoine Pesne (1683-1757). I don't know what attracted my attention to Fleur. I was trying to look it up for some more background info which would explain the servant and found myself looking at picture for Fleur. Do I have a thing for brunettes, or is just my imagination?

Deepa and Diya - Life Imitating Art

Submitted by afrocentric on Fri, 28/08/2015 - 00:10

Deepa Face Close Up 01
Every now and then you see a living person who looks just like the people depicted in ancient art, and I find it so quaint, even when the art appears stylized. I said appears because there was an occasion when I chanced across two Indian women who looked so much like figures from some Indian art styles it was uncanny.