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A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.Bernard Hoffma—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral series, 1890s
French Impressionist Claude Monet may be famous for his waterlilies and haystacks series, but he also extensively painted Rouen Cathedral. Typically, Monet was concerned with capturing various conditions of light from different times of the day and year.
Rouen Cathedral features both early and high Gothic aspects. Its massive central steeple meant that the cathedral was named the world’s tallest building from 1876 to 1880.
Three Versions of Judith Beheading Holofernes:
Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632)
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653)
Princess Judith’s namesake from the Princess and Her Monster. The Book of Judith is AWESOME. It’s about a widow (who in that day often fell through the gaps of society) who defies the injunction that women can not wield men’s tools to save her people. Jael had to use a tent peg, so as to avoid that bit, but nope, Judith uses a sword.
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Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
The initial focus of the Open Content Program is to make available all images of public domain artworks in the Getty’s collections. Today we’ve taken a first step toward this goal by making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
These are high-resolution, reproduction-quality images with embedded metadata, some over 100 megabytes in size. You can browse all available images here, or look for individual “download” links on the Getty Museum’s collection pages. As part of the download, we’ll ask for a very brief description of how you’re planning to use the image. We hope to learn that the images will serve a broad range of needs and projects.
Great news from The Getty!
Huzzah! I like that museums are beginning to do this.Source: caravaggista