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Madeline Klyczek  Born to be mild πŸ—Ώ Mostly selfies and art history info here!πŸΊπŸŽ¨πŸ’–

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πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– so much love for this city and it's people.

Here we have two royal suits of armor from the Tower of London's collection, the left is Charles I of England and Scotland's suit. I saw it identified as a dwarf's armor, but it was actually made for Charles when he was six. Charles was admittedly a smaller framed, sickly person which left him with lifelong insecurities. The massive suit of armor on the right is a Medieval example which belong to John of Gaunt, the third son of Edward III. Although he was never a king himself, John was certainly the richest man in England during his lifetime and became the father and ancestor to most every British monarch from Henry IV onwards. Coming from the Plantagenet dynasty, John's 6'9 stature proves that there was something to the idea of the towering, mighty medieval king as many of the men in his bloodline were well over 6 feet tall! #arthistory #armor #englishhistory #medieval #metalwork #johnofgaunt #plantagenet #stewart

The death mask of Peter the Great of Russia, he reigned between 1682-1725. He was a Romanov. Considered the first Russian monarch to become interested and open to Western European ideas, toured the region to check out contemporary innovations while masquerading as a peasant, and particularly enjoyed maritime activities. A wax effigy of him made from his death mask by artists who probably knew the emperor exists today at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and wears his actual clothes. He stood at a whooping 6'8! #art #arthistory #russianart #russianhistory #deathmask #macabre

Geeked out because the Field Museum. Sue is such an important part of why I do what I do #beer #museumstudies #arthistory #thefieldmuseum

9th century Frankish glass bead necklace, probably of the Carolingian dynasty (Charlemagne is a notable ruler). #arthistory #jelewry #themet #frankish #frenchart

Me and the best Sims 2 interior decorator I've ever known/best friend.

A cute lil' meatball named Ruth ✨

This statue lies in a foggy location on the road between Wenigenjena and Kunitz in Jena, Germany. It was created in 1891 by Otto SpΓ€te, and was inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's ballad "Die ErlkΓΆnig" (which translates as the Elf King). The ballad has been set to music by a few composers, most notably Schubert. I wrote a paper on it last night, in which I compared the supernatural elements of the ballad to that of Norse mythology and Wagner's Ring Cycle. I won't bore you with the details, but I will tell you the song gave me a panic attack after I first listened to it... #arthistory #sculpture #germanart #germanmusic #norsemythology #elf

Happy #caturday πŸ’πŸ± Louis Wain illustration circa 1925.

Why did I take a summer class again? Oh yeah, to learn a bunch about Vikings and stay pale πŸ€™πŸΌ #inmybatcave

Night, night. Me and Juliet are so sleeeepy. 🌝

All about The Nibelungs today, a two part fantasy film directed by Fritz Lang. This 1924 film based on a German shorting of the VΓΆlsunga Saga, an old Norse tale that details the lineage of the Volsung family (descended from Odin) and the Nibelungs, mainly focusing on Sigurd and Gudrun. The movie in it's whole is five hours long, but it's imagery is completely Art Nouveau and it's breathtaking. If you like blood feuds, dragons, and treasure, this is for you. I'm just watching it for homework πŸ’πŸ» #arthistory #film #artnouveau #norsemythology #austrianart

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