Oh look. Look Jane look. Look and see. See Spot. See Judith, See the head. Funny funny head. Funny funny Judith. Funny funny Spot.
Yes, the children are back. And this time they brought a dog.
Traversi has created Judith as we have seen her before: standing face-foward, holding the head aloft by the hair in one hand, dressed elegantly but not hoochie, with her gazed lifted heavenward. I assume she is looking to God and not just showing how bored she is. It should be no surprise that we have seen this before: all these Italian artists are related. Not related by family ties but related as students, teachers and co-workers.
Just with Traversi alone:
- he copied two pictures by Maratta (who copied Reni) –
- under instruction from Solimena –
- who copied Preti and Giordano –
- who were influenced by Veronese