Judith bends it like Beckham

26 Jan

Oh HO!!  We are back to the clothes that aren’t really clothes.

Ambrosius Benson, “Judith with the Head Holofernes,” 1530-33, Oil on panel , 98 x 71 cm, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Actually, I find this painting to be very suspicious on several levels.   Not just the clothing department.

First:  the artist.   How does an Italian come up with the last name of Benson?   The first people named Benson that come to mind are unlikely Italians.

Benson the Governor’s Aid

Benson the Detective

Benson the Musician

Second:   how does Benson end up in Bruges? That is 935 miles from Milan.

Third:   since Benson was known for the motif of women reading, where is Judith’s book?  Wait … it might be under the detached head.

Fourth:   where did Judith get a botched boob job in 16th century Bruges?   She looks like Victoria Beckham.

Exhibit C

Exhibit D

Exhibit DD

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