Anyone up for an art thread?
Mehmet IV send a letter to the Cossacks to tell them to stop attacking his troops.
The Cossacks replied like this:
Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan!
O sultan, Turkish devil and damned devil's kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are you, that can't slay a hedgehog with your naked arse? The devil excretes, and your army eats. You will not, you son of a bitch, make subjects of Christian sons; we've no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck your mother.
You Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, pig of Armenia, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig's snout, mare's arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow, screw your own mother!
So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won't even be herding pigs for the Christians. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!
Yeah, should have posted his letter too.
Sultan Mehmed IV to the Zaporozhian Cossacks:
As the Sultan; son of Muhammad; brother of the sun and moon; grandson and viceroy of God; ruler of the kingdoms of Macedonia, Babylon, Jerusalem, Upper and Lower Egypt; emperor of emperors; sovereign of sovereigns; extraordinary knight, never defeated; steadfast guardian of the tomb of Jesus Christ; trustee chosen by God Himself; the hope and comfort of Muslims; confounder and great defender of Christians - I command you, the Zaporogian Cossacks, to submit to me voluntarily and without any resistance, and to desist from troubling me with your attacks.
--Turkish Sultan Mehmed IV
I love this painting for making musketeer-era soldiers actually look threatening.
"I hate krauts who disagree with me but I hate other countries even more.
t. Otto von Bismarck"
>Surrounded by French Pike and Shot in the distance
Spain got raped in that battle senpai. Tercios were out of date.
And I'm pretty sure a wall of muskets and pikes always looks threatening.
The Belle Epoque was sure an interesting era.
My favorite, absolutely amazing. Richelieu was such a badass motherfucker.
Dutch Golden Age art is fucking GOAT man.
>tfw you will never be a wealthy Protestant Dutch Burgher at the height of the Golden Age making a fortune off selling tulips
Is there a word for art with tons of little dudes fighting?
How the hell could it be interpreted as anti-religion?
>At the left are the Protestant north Netherlanders, and at the right the Catholic southerners. Both parties fish for souls in the wide river dividing them. The Protestants’ catch is greater than that of the Catholics.
>Moreover, at the left the sun is shining and the trees are in leaf. This is a reference to a psalm: the righteous will flourish like a tree bearing fruit, whose leaves never wither.
World landscape art is so breathtaking.
Damn I always thought native bitches were nasty but those girls look fine.
The Spanish tercios actually held at Rocroi despite several attacks and being under constant cannon fire while the Germans fled the field.
The Spanish were allowed to march from the battle with full honours.
They were ALLOWED to leave the field under terms of surrender. It's impressive but doesn't prove that the Tercio was a good formation at this point, it was much too inflexible.
The battle is considered a great example of the limitations of the Tercio, whilst the Spanish held, there was no hope of them winning the battle, and their casualties were much greater.
>tfw you'll never personally degrade dreyfus the traitor
>pretty much only romanticism and some baroque
So /his/ is the plebeian board
Do you mean art depicting historical events, or art that is not contemporary?
Either way, it frustrates me how much art changed when we reach pure abstraction, and then went on to pop art. Fucking cambell soup
The Byzantine emperor bows before the Bulgarian tzar Simeon I while asking for peace.
It should be noted that this letter's existence is contested and likely was never written. Even though it would be amazing if it was true, we must care not to spread false information on this board.
Spain being disgustingly murderous as always.
Archangel Michael stomping Satan. Wonderful imagery. Not necessarily /his/ and more religion but.
pretty boring thread I've seen these same images posted on every 4chins art thread so far.
Good thread. Now I feel on the mood for sharing some nice russian orientalism (maybe mixed with some other stuff).
I feel like I shouldn't be aroused by classic paintings but here I am.
I though that filter was just a halloween thing, what the fuck Hiro?
>You will never be a great Gothic warrior claiming a harem of petite and fertile Roman women to rape whenever you want as a reward for your great conquests.
Feels bad, man
Kalmyk = european mongol, btw. They still exist.
I don't know what's going on this one.
This one is one of my favourites
I don't what it is about it but this is my favorite historical painting for pure artistic reasons (not content wise).
I often wonder how it feels to get high on opium
I'm almost done, about 10 pictures more (mostly portraits)
>you will never die in Central Asia removing kebab in the XIX century in the name of based tzar
And I think I'm done. I hope someone enjoyed it all. Have a not related painting as bonus.
Thanks anon, those were great.
Nice thread! I see /his/ is gonna be yet another time sink for me. I'll post some stuff from my collection.
Sure, I'll see what I can find.
Remington is pretty great.
This guy has a lot of paintings in this vein. Love all the detail in the costumes.
It's by a 19th century Czexh painter called Václav Brožík. I think it depicts this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottokar_II_of_Bohemia
>told there would be a world war ten years after his death
>was only a couple years off
>warned germany from fighting a two front war
>the retards start fighting a two front war
He truly was the last decent german leader.
Last but not least
>they say the only time he laughed was when his opposing party got completaly BTFO in an election
Otto was a top lad.