Guido Reni, David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1606
I love his teenage badass pose and the little pimp hat. Like I know he’s posing with the severed head of the giant he just killed, but all I can think is, “oh, you’re trying to be cool, that’s adorable.”
Reception of the Polish envoys by False Dmitriy.
Oil and tempera on wood
43.5 × 64 cm
Hungarian National Museum
The whole event was thoroughly described by Mniszechs’ courtier, Wacław Dyamentowski, in his dyaryusz (diary). The painting is showing the interior of the Palace of Facets of the Moscow’s Kremlin.