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.

Queen Victoria's Black Grandmother In The Closet (and Other Stories)

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 15/10/2014 - 23:54
Queen Charlotte and Black Servant in Lady Keppel painting

The portrayal of Queen Charlotte as a true black woman, rather than the white woman with visibly negroid features she is usually portrayed as comes as a surprise, and the complexion displayed could be a device to highlight her black roots. There are those though, who believe that she was dark-complexioned enough to be described as black rather than mixed race. I'll grant her complexion may have been that of a mixed race, but I believe the physiognomy depicted in the painting are her true features.

Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor

Submitted by afrocentric on Thu, 10/04/2014 - 18:51

So you think considering Leopold II to be a brother is taking things too far.

Compare him with Paul Boateng here (Baron, I should add).

In our day and age we are Black and Proud and have no need for powdered wigs and faces.

Take a good look and tell me Leopold II wasn't a brother. Of course he was