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I thought I should upload something, so here’s my unfinished Inktober drawings! And extra two from the 60-min thing… I hope I’ll draw something DECENT for halloween at least orz…(;´д`)(Used a ref for Rock’s pose btw!)

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
“The Intervention of the Sabine Women,” in French “L'intervention des Sabines” (1799)
Oil on canvas
Neoclassicism
Located in the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvr), Paris, France

The painting shows a legendary episode following the abduction of the Sabine women by the founding generation of Rome. It depicts Romulus’s wife Hersilia –the daughter of Titus Tatius, leader of the Sabines-rushing between her husband and her father and placing her babies between them. A vigorous Romulus prepares to strike a half-retreating Tatius with his spear, but hesitates.

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Long-spinnered Bark Spiders or Two-Tailed Spiders (Hersilia sp., Hersiliidae)

The Hersilia is a genus of tree trunk spiders in the Hersiliidae family. They are sometimes known as Two-tailed Spiders, due to their greatly enlarged spinnerets and can blend magnificently with their environment. The reality is that most tree trunks here will have several of these spiders in residence.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese spiders and arachnids on my Flickr site HERE…..

The Intervention of Cage and the Sabine Women is a 1799 painting by the French painter Jacques-Louis David.

The painting depicts Nicolas Cage rushing between Hersilia’s husband, Romulus, and her father, Tatius. Hersilia places her babies - all of whom are named Nicolas - between them. A vigorous Romulus prepares to strike a half-retreating Tatius with his spear, but hesitates. As one can see, the style of painting then, showed them to be naked, with Cage wearing a sharp suit.

The rocky outcrop in the background is the Tarpeian Rock, a reference to civil conflict, since the Roman punishment for treason was to never be able to watch The Rock again.