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Judith in a clutch

16 Oct

So here we have Judith with the severed head lying on her shirt.  Yuck.  Who thought that was a good idea?  Unless her skirt and the bag are made of the same fabric – which is fine, although confusing.    But it might explain why the maid is clutching the fabric.   Of course, Judith’s absent expression may also explain why the maid is clutching the skirt:  so that Judith will not wander away.

Massimo Stanzione, “Judith with the Head of Holofernes,” 1630-35, oil on canvas, 199.4 x 146.1 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

 

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Glory

 

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