Not One Black Boy, but Two!!

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 05/08/2015 - 17:46

Louise de Kerouaille, Jacques d'Agar - Thumbnail
I don't think this painting leaves any doubt about its intent. A black boy holding up a crown beneath what looks like the outstretched leg of the King's mistress, and 'pointing through the hole' so to speak. Add a second black boy to the mix, spying on from behind the pillar, and it becomes all too much for the delicate sensibilities of white folks to bear.

Jamaica's most beautiful white woman

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 05/08/2015 - 17:04

Jacqueline, Motherland Journey

If the situation were reversed, such as in Africa example, this woman would be a white woman under the one drop rule. She is of 72% African ancestry and 28% European ancestry. Ghanaians or Jamaicans if they insisted could have beauty contests for the most beautiful white woman in their country and she would easily win.

This reflects the nonsense of labeling mixed race people as black when it comes to beauty contests in America and Europe. Even if in terms of social identity some people are classified as black it doesn't make sense in contests regarding physical traits.

On Saturnine Complexions

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 22/07/2015 - 09:16

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.

Its Official, I am a Sinner

Submitted by afrocentric on Thu, 09/07/2015 - 15:21

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?

Lady Charlotte Fitzroy and her Indian Page Revisited

Submitted by afrocentric on Mon, 06/07/2015 - 23:53

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.

Reappraisal of the Four Moors on the Arms of Aragon - Part 2

Submitted by afrocentric on Sun, 31/05/2015 - 14:30

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.

Reappraisal of the Four Moors on the Arms of Aragon - Part 1

Submitted by afrocentric on Sun, 31/05/2015 - 13:10

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.