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Fantasy Art: The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

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Fantasy Art: The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

Iphigenia in Greek Mythology

Iphigenia is a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in Greek mythology. In Attic accounts, Her name means “strong-born”, “born to strength”, or “she who causes the birth of strong offspring.”

The episode of Iphigenia and Cymon that inspired such painters as Benjamin West (1773), John Everett Millais (1848) and Frederic Leighton (1884) is not a Greek myth, but a novella taken from Boccaccio’s Decameron and developed later by the poet and dramatist John Dryden.

The tale intended to demonstrate the power of love. As Iphigenia sleeps in a grove by the sea, a noble, but coarse and unlettered Cypriot youth, Cymon, seeing Iphigenia’s beauty, falls in love with her. Cymon, by the power of love, becomes an educated and polished courtier.

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The Aurut Bazaar or Slave Market at Istanbul

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The Aurut Bazaar or Slave Market

The Arab slave trade refers to the practice of slavery in West Asia, North Africa, East Africa, and certain parts of Europe (such as Sicily and Iberia) during their period of domination by Arab leaders. The trade mostly involved North and East Africans and Middle Eastern peoples (Arabs, Berbers, Persians, etc.). Also, the Arab slave trade was not limited to people of certain color, ethnicity, or religion.

In the early days of the Islamic state—during the 8th and 9th centuries—most of the slaves were Slavic Eastern Europeans (called Saqaliba), people from surrounding Mediterranean areas, Persians, Turks, other neighbouring Middle Eastern peoples, peoples from the Caucasus Mountain regions (such as Georgia and Armenia) and parts of Central Asia (including Mamluks), Berbers, and various other peoples of varied origins as well as those of Black African origins. Later, toward the 18th and 19th centuries, slaves increasingly came from East Africa.

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Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936 Giclee Print

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Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936 Giclee Print

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Alice at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Giclee Print)

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Alice at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Giclee Print

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010)

In the film, Alice is now nineteen years old and accidentally returns to Underland (misheard by Alice and believed to be called Wonderland), a place she visited thirteen years previously. She is told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature controlled by the Red Queen who terrorizes Underland’s inhabitants. Burton said the original Wonderland story was always about a girl wandering around from one weird character to another and he never felt a connection emotionally, so he wanted to make it feel more like a story than a series of events. He does not see this as a sequel to previous films, nor as a re-imagining.

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Alice in Wonderland – Cheshire Cat Giclee Print

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Alice in Wonderland - Cheshire Cat Giclee Print

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010)

In the film, Alice is now nineteen years old and accidentally returns to Underland (misheard by Alice and believed to be called Wonderland), a place she visited thirteen years previously. She is told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature controlled by the Red Queen who terrorizes Underland’s inhabitants. Burton said the original Wonderland story was always about a girl wandering around from one weird character to another and he never felt a connection emotionally, so he wanted to make it feel more like a story than a series of events. He does not see this as a sequel to previous films, nor as a re-imagining.

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Gee!! I Wish I were a Man, circa 1918 Giclee Print

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Gee!! I Wish I were a Man, circa 1918 Giclee Print

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I Want You for the U.S. Army Giclee Print

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I Want You for the U.S. Army Giclee Print

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Hearst Collection: Redbook August 1924, Giclee Print

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Redbook, August 1924 Giclee Print

Redbook MagazineRedbook Magazine

Redbook is an American feminist magazine published by the Society Hearst. It is one of the ‘ Seven Sisters, a group of feminist magazines of service.

Redbook’s articles are primarily targeted towards married women. The magazine features stories about women dealing with modern hardships, aspiring for intellectual growth, and encouraging other women to work together for humanitarian causes. The magazine profiles successful women, such as Christa Miller, to provide inspirational testimonies and advice on life.

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Hearst Collection: Redbook October 1927, Giclee Print

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Redbook, October 1927 Giclee Print

Redbook MagazineRedbook Magazine

Redbook is an American feminist magazine published by the Society Hearst. It is one of the ‘ Seven Sisters, a group of feminist magazines of service.

Redbook’s articles are primarily targeted towards married women. The magazine features stories about women dealing with modern hardships, aspiring for intellectual growth, and encouraging other women to work together for humanitarian causes. The magazine profiles successful women, such as Christa Miller, to provide inspirational testimonies and advice on life.

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