A film about Anton Chekhov produced by me and made by Joanna Coates (see below). This is a great example of what I like to call a ‘context’ piece. I will write a blog post to explain the rationale behind this piece of content.
My name is Maya Gabrielle. I am the Digital Content Producer for the National Theatre. I also sit on the Digital Strategy Committee for BAFTA and LIFT. I blog about the arts, digital, the National Theatre and anything else that tickles my fancy. All thoughts and comments are happily my own and are not the opinions of any organisation I may be affiliated with.
museumofmodernerotica asked:Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?
Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or...