Funny historic art

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matmohair1 said:
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This one reminded me of Jade Empire, where one of the arena combatants it a tough-guy with sideburns and uses clawed gloves for weapons, he was even named the Iron Soldier :!:
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yes, yes, I quite remember this being posted before :grin:
but those are different universes after all :razz:
 

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Scot Wade - 2012


I like how befittingly, it seems to be inspired by the late Edo, imagery of the ninja,
which is more as a government secret agent, night watchman or samurai police force,
rather than the iconic Senguko era hired army spy or skilled, survivalist infiltrator...




Comparative Notes:

Senguko era shinobi, often wore any common form of civilian disguise,
usually in any set or combination of dark colors, such as blue, brown, maroon...etc
while historical manuals of the time reserve the iconic full black robes for moonless,
pitch dark nights only
, and full white, under a full moon. Any form of face wrapping
can be used either to look like a common thief or to hide ones identity if needed. It could
also be soaked in a herbal antiseptic.
Note also that all this does not count as a uniform...


Edo period, Tokugawa agents would often looked somewhat more uniform,
and hooded veils where commonly deployed, which otherwise where unsuccessfully banned from the
general public,and it was crime to unmask or expose the identity of an agent. They are far less known
to western audiences, though they did influence the pop culture image of the ninja to an extent.
(for example, the jitte or sai, were Okinawan weapons used by Japanese police, not ninja)
They would often feature a lot in theater drama, investigative literature, popular fiction
and even in shunga pornography!
:mrgreen: so as expected, weirdness ensues...

Woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861)





Samurai and Ninja also by Utagawa Kuniyoshi




Samurai Pulverizing Two Ninjas - Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825)


Smug Actor's Portrait!  also by Utagawa Toyokuni - 1810’s


Note: actors dressed as ninjas are depicted differently than Kuroko,
stagehands who dress in simpler full black, and move props around.
Yes, this is an excuse to post another hilarious scene!  :iamamoron:

The Actor as a Prop?!

Woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi
of actor Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu
in the kabuki play Sakura doki onna gyoretsu,
showing three Kurogo, 3rd month of 1832


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More random artwork by Utagawa Kuniyoshi...

Doodles...



The actor


Cats forming the characters for catfish


A cat dressed as a woman tapping the head of an octopus


Fukurokuju Disguised as Octopus


People join together to form another person


At first glance he looks very fierce, but he's really a nice person


Even thought she looks old, she is young


long legs... long arms...


Hotei


As above, So below...


The sumo wrestlers Shiranui Dakuemon (centre left),
Tsurugizan Taniemon (centre right) with referee ...

 

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Его Высокопревосходительство said:
Not exactly historic art, unless 1989 is too far back for you.
well yeah, but considering it's supposedly a medieval painting... :roll:
 

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Cavemen according to the Book of Kings!


:arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyumars

"Keyumars... He was the first king to arise among humans, who at
that time lived in mountain caves and wore the skins of leopards.
Keyumars was also the first human to introduce royal practices,
preparation of food and the first practitioner of law and justice."

Cavernous Court of Gayumars,
Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp - 16th century



fladin said:
:neutral: ???
:mrgreen: Wow, imagination run wild!

Humani Victus Instrumenta: Ars Coquinaria - 1569


Engraved illustrations by Gustave Doré - 1863
L'ingénieux hidalgo don Quichotte de la Manche






 

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matmohair1 said:
Cavemen according to the Book of Kings!


:arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyumars
Assuming its possible...actually, no, it's still not possible, the Book of Kings (or whatever other book in the bible) is full of ****. The first king (in the traditional sense) unlikely looked anything like that. It was scientifically proven that cavemen didn't actually live in caves. Besides, kings in the traditional sense were ages away from the primitive cavemen  :facepalm:

fladin said:
:neutral: ???
this actually reminds me of some cubist\ futurist\ dada paintings :grin:
 

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Corbul said:
matmohair1 said:
Cavemen according to the Book of Kings!


:arrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyumars
Assuming its possible...actually, no, it's still not possible, the Book of Kings (or whatever other book in the bible) is full of ****. The first king (in the traditional sense) unlikely looked anything like that. It was scientifically proven that cavemen didn't actually live in caves. Besides, kings in the traditional sense were ages away from the primitive cavemen  :facepalm:
If you'd clicked the link you'd notice that the "Book of Kings" matmo is referring to is the Shahnameh.
 

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Jacobhinds said:
If you'd clicked the link you'd notice that the "Book of Kings" matmo is referring to is the Shahnameh.
Oh. Now I see it's from a poem. :neutral:
Sounds interesting, will read! :smile:

You are what you eat, as they say... :wink:

It happened to all of us at least once, am i rite? Anyone?... :???:

Like this, or I'll myself you!! :evil:

That sneaky old fart! :shifty:

Bob?!?!?!?! :shock:

We all love puns, don't we? :grin:

Some people you just can't surprise with anything! :meh:

This one also reminded me of another pic...

another pic, not historic though
oooh, and found this along the way! :grin:

that's all i got for now  :roll:
 

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Captive war prisoners on Ancient Egyptian sandals...
literally trampling your enemies, with every footstep!



when two eagles are better than one


Trial by Combat / Battle of the Sexes!



Husband and Wife in trial by combat, as illustrated
in Talhoffer's work. (The Danish Royal Library)

1459 :arrow: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ms.Thott.290.2%C2%BA










Talhoffer's medieval diving suite!




Beware the Raven!


Salt'n Bell Peppers?!


Centaur at the Village Blacksmith's Shop by Arnold Böcklin, 1888


:wink: & here's more....






 

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:iamamoron: found an old vintage copy,
just lying around in the house!


COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE 9 October 1986




Article...



Costumes...


One of Tancred's soldiers, The Queen & a Dog Monster


Many Masked Figure, Cachique King of the Africans & an Astrologer


Jupiter, Character that is all Head & a Dowager

 

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matmohair1 said:
:iamamoron: found an old vintage copy,
just lying around in the house!


COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE 9 October 1986




Article...



Costumes...


One of Tancred's soldiers, The Queen & a Dog Monster


Many Masked Figure, Cachique King of the Africans & an Astrologer


Jupiter, Character that is all Head & a Dowager

I can actually dig this  :smile: