Category: art

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Ki…

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Now updated to include The House of Dorsenne as the formal replacement of House Montaut as the ruling family of The Duchy of Auvergne. Map for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

A coat of arms I designed and an illustration …

A coat of arms I designed and an illustration of a knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for Jean Dorsenne, a friend in France. Artwork originally made for a certain Jean Montaut before being repatriated to Jean Dorsenne after losing contact with the former individual. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Dorsenne is the ruling family of The Duchy of Auvergne and one of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

“A bottle of wine contains more philos…

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world” – Louis Pasteur.

discardingimages: snailchicken book of hours, …

discardingimages:

snailchicken

book of hours, Bruges ca. 1500

Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, Ms. W.427, fol. 57r

“Cowards die many times before their deaths;…

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare

signorformica: Illumination from one of hundr…

signorformica:

Illumination from one of hundreds of chimerical bestiares of the Middle Ages. England ~ 12th century. British Library. 

Bibliothèque Infernale on FB

 

A repost of an illustration of a knight I reto…

A repost of an illustration of a knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friends Tylor Deaghaidh Leblanc and Felicia O’Dea Leblanc. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Deaghaidh is the ruling family of The Blood Court of Norsca. While having no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern european history, The Blood Court of Norsca is loosely inspired by a fusion of Medieval Norse Culture and Medieval Prussia under The Teutonic Knights. This repost was for strictly archival purposes and no changes have been made to this illustration since it’s previous post.

Some remade illustrations of some knights I re…

Some remade illustrations of some knights I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Tylor Deaghaidh Leblanc. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Deaghaidh is the ruling family of The Blood Court of Norsca. While having no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern european history, The Blood Court of Norsca is loosely inspired by a fusion of Medieval Norse Culture and Medieval Prussia under The Teutonic Knights. These artworks have been remade in honour of my friend Tylor Deaghaidh Leblanc’s 28th birthday on the 4th of July, 2018.

Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Nickn…

Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Nicknamed “The Sable Flower” by his contemporaries and “The Sword of Dawn” by Dauphin Charles, Nicolas Leforestier is both the current Duke of Logresse and the head of House Leforestier. Amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, he is the most handsome and charming. It is said that the majority of girls in The Kingdom of Aquitaine, both noble girls and lowborn girls, have a crush on him and that his skill with poetry and lute won him the love of Princess Emily Maher Duchess of Bourbon, the youngest daughter of Dauphin Charles. Other than his charm and his wit, Nicolas Leforestier is a formidable warrior who is a champion of both joust and duel. Although he has won the tournament more than once, he still lacks real experience on the field of battle.

medieval-women: Christine de Pizan Author, h…

medieval-women:

Christine de Pizan

Author, historian, poet, philosopher

Born 1364 or 1365 – Died 1430 (age 65 – 66)

Claim to fame: An advocate for women’s education, Christine is the first European woman known to have made her living as a writer.

Born the eldest child of the personal physician to King Charles V of France, Christine was well educated and benefited from access to the King’s vast library.

Christine was married at 15 and widowed just 10 years later. After her husband’s death, she turned to writing to support herself and her family, serving as a court writer for several dukes as well as Charles VI of France.

Her 1405 book, ‘La Cité des Dames’ (‘Book of the City of Ladies’), catalogued female accomplishment and helped establish her popularity. This book is considered by many as the inaugural text in the field now known as women’s studies.

Christine completed forty-one works during her career. Her work contradicted negative female stereotypes and countered unjust slander of women within other literary texts. She argued that women have the same aptitudes as men and thus the right to the same education. Christine’s influence in the otherwise male-dominated field of rhetorical discourse lead Simone de Beauvoir to acknowledge her as the first woman to “take up her pen in defence of her sex”.

Boston College Magazine

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