Dec 30, 2010

Aesthetic Thursdays: Two Versions of Judith Slaying Holofernes

Judith Slaying Holofernes

Judith is a hero of late Jewish antiquity who slew the Assyrian dictator Holofernes, by first seducing him, then decapitating him while he slept. Check out these two very different artistic representations. What do you notice?


⬆️ Artemisia's version in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy



⬆️ Caravaggio's version in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

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