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It’s true: The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) was believed to be either functionally or fully extinct in the wild, and multiple subspecies were believed to be extinct altogether, back in the mid-1900s. 

Read more about the re-discovery and recovery of Branta canadensis maxima.

Marx'a göre, insan dindeki aldatmacayı anladığı andan itibaren kendi kendini esir ettiği şartların ortadan kaldırılması zorunluluğunu da anlar.

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Görsel: Karl Marx, 1861. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

British soldiers of Indian descent, often known as “sepoys,” 1820. The East India Company, greatly outnumbered by the Indians they ruled over, relied heavily on Indian manpower for the British military. The sepoy rebelled in 1857 and were brutally put down, resulting in the British crown taking control of India and the expansion of the British domain in India. Illustration from Frederic Shoberl’s  ‘The World in Miniature: Hindoostan’. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for making art from an in-universe perspective? Art history isn't something I know very much about and I don't know where to start but, I want to draw things that seem like artifacts of Tamriel.

The best advice I could give is to look at real things. Decide what the artifact is and where it comes from and then search for inspirations in real world items. Smoosh them together, redraw them, or just recontextualize existing pieces to fit into the new universe. 

Wikimedia Commons is a fantastic source for all kinds of images, especially stuff that’s not documented well elsewhere. Pretty much every major museum also has photos of their permanent collections and ways to search them by culture/time/medium. To get your inspiration folder started, here’s links to the Walters, Smithsonian institutions, the Library of Congress, the Asian Art Museum, de Young, and the Met. Another great place to look are auction websites, such as Christie’s

If you’ve got no idea where to start, the games themselves are always a safe bet. Look at what the objects therein look like and pay attention to the materials used, the shapes they take, and any common elements in them.