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Three Versions of Judith Beheading Holofernes:

Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Valentine de Boulogne (1591-1632)

Artemisa Gentileschi (1593-1653)

i want to point out that the Gentileschi version(s, she did two) are the only ones in which Judith looks like she’s something other than a detached model, and also the only ones in which she looks like she and her maid have actual physical strength which they are using effectively to subdue a large and struggling man.  also the only version of the painting in which she could conceivably be using a sword with the proper direction and force to cut through a neck: fist anchored in hair/beard, using the full force of her body to cut away from herself, as opposed to the other paintings in which the judiths are daintily trying to saw towards themselves.  i am not sure she’d be able to get through the spinal column even like that but it’s better than the other two.  the top caravaggio is especially bad, while the boulogne at least has the possibility of being a landed, full-armed swing.

artemisia’s father, Orazio, did another dumb version of the other popular scene from this story, where they conceal the head and escape together:

what are they looking for? aliens? is this the renaissance equivalent of smell the fart acting?

here’s artemisia’s bitchin version where judith slings her damn sword over her shoulder like a badass

bonus version:

oh also another thing? artemisia used herself as the model for judith, and her own rapist as the model for holofernes.  ~no scrubs~

I will never not reblog these paintings, but check out this golden information. MORE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY ART HISTORY.

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Ice orchestra performs in ‘gigantic cosmic igloo’You know music is great when it gives you chills, and in the case of Ice Music, that’s meant quite literally. Based in Luleå, Sweden, Ice Music is a frosty artistic project in which bundled up musicians celebrate the spirit of snowy Lapland winters by playing on instruments handcrafted from blocks of ice.
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mothernaturenetwork:

Ice orchestra performs in ‘gigantic cosmic igloo’You know music is great when it gives you chills, and in the case of Ice Music, that’s meant quite literally. Based in Luleå, Sweden, Ice Music is a frosty artistic project in which bundled up musicians celebrate the spirit of snowy Lapland winters by playing on instruments handcrafted from blocks of ice.
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mothernaturenetwork:

Ice orchestra performs in ‘gigantic cosmic igloo’You know music is great when it gives you chills, and in the case of Ice Music, that’s meant quite literally. Based in Luleå, Sweden, Ice Music is a frosty artistic project in which bundled up musicians celebrate the spirit of snowy Lapland winters by playing on instruments handcrafted from blocks of ice.
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mothernaturenetwork:

Ice orchestra performs in ‘gigantic cosmic igloo’
You know music is great when it gives you chills, and in the case of Ice Music, that’s meant quite literally.
 
Based in Luleå, Sweden, Ice Music is a frosty artistic project in which bundled up musicians celebrate the spirit of snowy Lapland winters by playing on instruments handcrafted from blocks of ice.

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