This portrayal of Judith reminds me of Botero.
Must be the landscape in the background.
In fact, one of the most attractive elements of Palmezzano’s art is the distinctive and suggestive landscape in the background of his works – blending the ideal with the reality of the Apennine foothills and mountains near his home – much like Botero used the landscape of Colombia.
But I cannot help but think “poor little maid.” She put herself in danger in the midst of the Assyrian Army, she had to carry the bucket with a lifeless head stuffed in rotting meat – and who gets all the glory? Not the maid. No wonder she is looking out at the viewer, imploring: “See the kind of stuff I have to put up with?”
I suspect if you gave her a ticket to Colombia, she would be on the next flight to model for Botero.