Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Museum of Femininity

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In this painting analysis mini episode we will be looking at the 1620 painting Judith Slaying Holofernes by Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. In the brutally realistic masterpiece we see the biblical heroine savagely behead the Assyrian general Holofernes in a frozen moment of violent chaos. This is perhaps one of the most visceral depictions of this subject, which has caused speculation that Artemisia Identified with the protagonist, as she ...
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In this painting analysis mini episode we will be looking at the 1620 painting Judith Slaying Holofernes by Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. In the brutally realistic masterpiece we see the biblical heroine savagely behead the Assyrian general Holofernes in a frozen moment of violent chaos. This is perhaps one of the most visceral depictions of this subject, which has caused speculation that Artemisia Identified with the protagonist, as she ...
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