mid 1700s

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765)
“The Gallery of Cardinal Valenti Gonzaga”
Oil on canvas
Located in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


Beauty and the Beast AU with Beast Yuuri and Belle Trans Victor courtesy of @jellyfishfics!

Based off this twitter thread and a chat convo!

Since the original Beast’s torso is based off a bear’s, I modeled Yuuri’s fur pattern after a Japanese Black Bear’s fur! Also, he can’t really see without glasses.

Their ball outfits are based off the Stammi Vicino outfits, but reappropriated for a sorta mid-1700s french fashion style.

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  • Child America: Canada, let's play together!
  • Child Canada: okay~! I'm coming~!
  • -Early 1700s-
  • Child Canada: America, let's play together~!
  • Young America: sorry, I can't now, I'm busy with these books.
  • -Mid 1700s-
  • Young Canada: America, do you want to play?
  • America: that's a bit childish for me now. Sorry, maybe with someone else?
  • -Late 1700s and 1800s-
  • Canada: um... America.
  • America: I can't talk to you... we're not... politically in the best of terms.
  • -1900s-
  • Canada: America, you're here-
  • America: huh? Sorry, gotta go! Super busy right now! Talk to ya later!
  • -2000s-
  • America: Canada, brooo! Wanna play together?
  • Canada: yeah, I'd like that~

bookie-wookiee  asked:

I have a burning question. Do you think Belle and Adam are okay during the French Revolution? If we assume the BATB story takes place mid-1700s they'll be in their 60s during the revolution. I just need them to be fine!

I’m such a horrible person for not replying to this sooner. I’m so sorry! Hope you didn’t burn up in anticipation :/

Here are my thoughts on the subject:

It is, in the end, a Disney movie, and we all know what that means for historical accuracy. Do I think the writers imagined Belle and Adam being executed during the French Revolution? No. Because it’s Disney. As for my personal headcanon, that depends on whether or not Adam is THE Prince or simply A prince (as in the noble title Prince from the time period). Personally, I’d like to think he’s not a royal, but only a nobleman. Evidence of this is the fact that his father is dead and he’s above age to take the throne (in the 2017 adaptation at least) when he’s cursed, and yet everyone still calls him Prince. If he were a royal he’d be King. He’d also be living in Versailles, but that’s another story.

So if Prince = nobleman (and not royal) that means they’re not as likely to die as they would be otherwise. I also consider Villeneuve and the surrounding towns to be small enough for their little society in “the hidden heart of France” that the smallfolk wouldn’t be able to gather strong enough forces to take the castle. Nor do I think they’d want to since most of the villagers have family that work at the castle that have grown close to both Adam and Belle. Belle was also a commoner before she married Adam so that has to be taken into account as well. I also imagine that because of all of this (and the curse) Belle and Adam are very generous rulers and they host a few balls/parties at the castle for the villagers and commoners, so I think the people in the area are living a good life and they’re close enough with Belle and Adam to not want to harm them. And if there are people who would, then I can’t imagine there’d be too many of them and pretty soon their voices would drown out.

Worst case scenario is that the commoners do indeed storm the castle. In that case I imagine the servants would hear about it and warn them and Belle and Adam would run away into the countryside and hide their noble blood by living the rest of their lives as commoners, or perhaps live in exile in England or another nearby country.

Hope that answered your burning question! Again, so sorry for taking so much time to answer this. If it took too long, might I suggest a nice dose of aloe vera for the burns? (that was so tacky I’m sorry)

All the best from me

Originally posted by liomessis

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765)
“Ancient Rome” (1757)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, City, USA

The painting depicts many of the most significant architectural sites and sculptures from Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Laocoön and His Sons, and Farnese Hercules. Both Panini and Panini’s patron the Count de Stainville make an appearance in the work, Panini sits in the armchair and the Count de Stainville stands holding a guidebook.