Filippo Negroli (1510 - 1579)
love at the first sight
Filippo Negroli was the most innovative and celebrated Italian armourer of the period. For a clientele that included the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V; King Francis I of France and the dukes of Urbino, he made magnificent parade armour: intricately worked helmets, cuirasses, shields and other showoff pieces designed more for ceremonial than battle use. Adapted from motifs of antiquity, they flatteringly conferred on their wearers the exalted aspect of Roman emperors, generals and mythological figures like Hercules.
He was the most illustrious member of an armour-making dynasty that lasted for more than 100 years, beginning in Milan around the mid-15th century and fading out past the middle of the 16th. A member of the fourth generation of Negroli armourers, Filippo became a master in the design of steel armour, achieving a reputation as the era’s greatest embosser of its surfaces. The technique, known as repousse, involves hammering designs on the underside of the plate, then refining them on the outside by delicate ‘chasing’ with chisels and punches. With some knowledge of the sculpture of Greece and Rome, and a lot of his own free invention, Negroli specialized in what was called all’antica, contemporary armour that had the aura of ancient civilizations. He used motifs like dragons, lions, bats, foliage and Medusa heads along with more fanciful images in ingenious ensembles, put together with consummate technical skill.
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What’s this? A feminist who doesn’t agree with women who think differently
And telling women to be silent when they voice an opinion?
i want to kiss someone that i love but i dont want to love anyone
family coming over and dad was like ‘ay, put on a nice shirt or sum shit’ even tho i’m gonna stay in my room and talk to them like twice. I look miserable as fuck but really it’s just my face. I’m actually really happy. Rainbows. Ponies. Demons from hell eating your loved ones. Tacos. You know.
November 5, 1940: FDR Re-Elected President for Third Term
On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected to a third, unprecedented term as president of the United States. During his twelve years in office, Roosevelt led the nation during two of the greatest 20th century crises, the Great Depression and World War II.
Roosevelt was ultimately re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, making him the longest serving president in U.S. history to date. His administration witnessed significant events unfold such as the New Deal and Fireside chats to Pearl Harbor and the Yalta Conference.
Revisit the Roosevelt era by reading his third inaugural address from 1941 on American Experience’s “FDR” film site for bonus video, interviews and trivia.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FIRESIDE CHAT, 1936. (Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, IN CAR, 1936. (Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress)
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where are your titties??
what do i grab?? ?
Polish crewmen of SU-85s from the Polish I Corps. Note that the Polish eagle on their self-propelled gun lacks the traditional crown, which was omitted from the insignia of the Soviet raised units.