Sunday, September 04, 2005

he lost his head

I'm going to be talking about Baroque women artists next week in one of the classes that I teach. In doing a little research for the leature, I found this page that has many, many images by 15th and 16th century artists who address the Biblical story of Judith beheading Holofenes.

If you're into it, I heartily recommend stopping there for awhile and making comparisons bewteen how the various artists render the scene. In my (and most scholars) book, no tells it quite like Artemsia Gentileschi.

Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1620
Oil on canvas
78 3/8 x 64 in

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