Education of Achilles

PSA: Gay OTP's

Hello, this message is mostly caused by me seeing multiple (straight) people talk about gay OTP’s in both tags and other networks. And i have come to the following kind suggestion:

IF YOU ARE CIS HETEROSEXUAL , AKA YOU’RE NOT PART OF THE LGBTQA+ COMMUNITY IN ANY WAY. PLEASE DO NOT BOAST ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU LOVE GAY OTP’s

Do not boast how many you have, how you LOVE your gay boys, how much trash you are for shipping two guys together, and how you like discussing who tops etc. Yes, fanfiction and such is wonderful, and it could be a start to you realizing you are gay yourself, sure.

However, do not make it come to the point where LGBTQA+ people have to feel uncomfortable by you doing this. Do not see us as mere characters, do not fetishize us, do not act as if liking homosexuality is gonna land you in hell. You are in no way ‘edgy’, you are in no way ‘special’. You’re just frankly making people annoyed and uncomfortable

Of course it is important to know that this is simply a lesson, and sometimes we know you simply did not know this yet. Do not worry, i’m pretty sure i used to do this myself. I just find it very important, that especially within fandoms, problems like these get talked about to make it a safe space for everyone regardless of race, sexuality, or gender.

Thank you ❤️

REGNAULT, Jean-Baptiste

French painter (b. 1754, Paris, d. 1829, Paris)

The Genius of France between Liberty and Death

1795

Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm

Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Regnault was not a prolific painter and he never completely freed himself of the Baroque ideal of Guido Reni and the Carraccis. But his subjects are usually taken from Antiquity, as in his first successful work, which won the Rome prize in 1776, the Education of Achilles.

The Genius of France between Liberty and Death is one of the works in which the influence of David is still evident, particularly in the rendering of the material. But the recourse to Baroque models is undeniable in the composition of this allegorical scene which has a complex set of references to Christian iconography.