Fandom themed giveaway!
Society6 is doing a week of free shipping so I thought I’d take this chance to give something back to you guys!
- You don’t have to follow anyone, I’m not in it for that!
- My designs insta//FB (you don’t HAVE to follow them)
- Must check out Milly’s work as well because it’s rad.
- No give-away blogs!
- Reblog this post, there will be a MAXIMUM of 2 entries per person to make it fair! (So reblog it a max of twice)
On Sunday (Monday for me) I’ll pick a winner using a randomizer!
The choice between three packages:
- A mug (✘) AND a shirt (✘) of your choosing
- A throw pillow (✘) AND a phone skin (✘) of your choosing
- A mug (✘) and a phone case (✘) of your choosing!
PS. I can design you something if you so wish!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: you’ll have to physically click on the mugs because the designs are on the other side of the preview, oops!
It’d be super nice if you guys could check out my work regardless of this give-away!
If a guy calls you princess in a condescending manner assert your newly appointed royal status and have him beheaded.
Three Versions of Judith Beheading Holofernes:
Valentine de Boulogne (1591-1632)
Artemisa Genitileschi (1593-1653)
One of my favorite classes I ever took was my Feminist Art History class, and we covered Artemisia Gentileschi quite a bit — specifically, her Judith Beheading paintings in contrast to other artists, especially Caravaggio. It’s a perfect example of a male perspective vs a female perspective.
While Judith in Caravaggio’s and Boulogne’s paintings are prim, clean, slender, and beautiful within the gory act they are committing (indeed, Caravaggio’s Judith seems about as uncomfortable by the act as a lady mewling over a broken nail), Artemisia has her Judith as heavy-set, with thick arms and a thick frame, and a far more forceful participator in the act.
Additionally, the handmaiden in the first two examples are both old, feeble women who are not meant to be focused on — they hang back in the darkness, waiting or fretting over Judith. On the left side is a man in the throws of dying, and on the right is a woman of elderly age, both undesirable people/outcomes. The ugliness frames and further highlights Judith’s beauty. However, in Artemisia’s rendition, the servant is not only much younger, but she’s an active accomplice in the grisly act.
Finally, Holofernes in both Caravaggio’s and Boulogne’s renditions is simply lying back and allowing his head to be cut off: his hands remain at his side, and his blood seems to avoid the ladies to the right. In Artemesia’s depiction, he’s actively defending himself, blood is spilling absolutely everywhere and on his attackers — the very female aggressors he is trying to forcefully shove away, yet still being overpowered and defeated.
To put it simply, the contrast between Artemisia’s painting and the other two examples here (and the many many many other Judith renditions throughout art history) is the act of beheading Holofernes is the center focus, not Judith herself. It’s a clear example of agency, and what it means to be a subject that is passively looked on while meekly reacting to a situation vs a subject that is empowered and in full control of the act she is committing.
ARTCHIPEL 2013 YEAR END GIVEAWAY
To celebrate the holiday season, Artchipel teams up with The World’s Largest Poster and Print Store AllPosters.fr* for 2013 Year End Giveway. You get a chance to win:
1. René Magritte's Le fils de l’homme, 210gsm Paper 28x36 cm (1964)
2. René Magritte's La Trahison des Images, 210gsm Paper 70x50 cm (1929)
3. René Magritte's Golconde, 210gsm Paper 70x50 cm (1953)
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