(Art History) Judith beheading Holofernes

 

What is it about the story of this daring widow, Judith, that captures the attention of artists? Explore the Biblical theme that has been a focus of several celebrated paintings throughout the centuries.

Reading List:

John Gash at the University of Aberdeen

Ela Nutu Hall at the University of Sheffield

Rare self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi now on display – National Gallery

‘Judith Beheading Holofernes’ by Artemisia Gentileschi – Uffizi Gallery

‘Judith Beheading Holofernes’ by Caravaggio – Wikipedia

‘Judith in the Tent of Holofernes’ by Johann Liss – National Gallery

Judith beheading Holofernes – Wikipedia

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