I have a great deal of Adoration of the Magi paintings queued up as a sort of seasonal thing,…

I have a great deal of Adoration of the Magi paintings queued up as a sort of seasonal thing, although I do post them all the time because I enjoy them (and the Adoration is one of the most-painted scenes in European Art History, period).

I’m also working on some Best of 2014 Masterposts, and if there’s something in particular you’d like to see, feel free to send a message (Fiction Week Masterpost/Reading List is already happening, just so you know). You can read the Best of 2013 Masterposts here!

New Medievalpoc Print Shop at RedBubble! Thanks to my amazing…











New Medievalpoc Print Shop at RedBubble!

Thanks to my amazing Patrons, I’ve been able to reach another Patreon goal and format some of your favorite artworks for printing! As requested, I’ve included works featuring Individuals and Portraits, Medieval Reactions, and Large Works and Religious Paintings. I will be adding more designs and availability throughout this coming week.

Right now as a launch special, I’ve manually lowered the price so you can get the full center panel of Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (sans logo or text of any kind) on every product Redbubble will print on, nearly at cost.

Getting these massive files ready for commercial printing has been a complex and time-consuming task, and although I feel I have been quite meticulous about the quality of each print file, please let me know if there are any problems. Some of them can lose a bit of vibrancy when printed onto fabric mediums. T-shirts are printed in CMYK, and if you’d like to see some of the specs and photos on that, check out this link.

Additionally, I’ve put links in the descriptions for each work where you can get your own high-resolution image file and make your own prints, if you’d rather do that. This shop is for those who don’t have the time and/or resources to make printable files on their own, and would rather purchase them already made. All of these works are Public Domain, and you can do whatever you like with them!

medievalpoc: Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are…











medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

UPDATE: Over 40,000 people signed the petition, which was presented to the School Board, but this backlash to APUSH isn’t only happening in Colorado:

But at last week’s session of the Jefferson County Board of Education, hundreds of people lined up two hours in advance to get in. One man waved a copy of George Orwell’s “1984” at the board. Two high school students hauled in cardboard boxes containing 40,000 signatures to a petition they had circulated online. Another one told the five-member panel, “America was founded on what you are trying to prevent!”

Jefferson County has become ground zero for a new culture fight — this time over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders.

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On Sept. 19, the Texas State Board of Education went on record against allowing the new AP curriculum framework in state classrooms. Legislators and activists in South Carolina and Tennessee are discussing similar moves. And at its summer meeting in August, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution branding the curriculum “a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.”

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Mitch Daniels: I Just Wanted To Keep Kids From Reading Howard Zinn

Mitch Daniels: I Just Wanted To Keep Kids From Reading Howard Zinn: