Judith gives a quiz

11 Feb

Eugene Henry Fritz, “Judith with the Head of Holofernes,” c.1930, oil on canvas, 61 x 91.4 cm, auctioned by Gene Shapiro Auctions LLC 10/20/2007 (Lot 290)

Time for your quiz.   Which decapitating female is this?

(A)   Judith

(B)   Salome

(C)   Your mom


Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Whorey


Tags: , , , , ,

3 responses to “Judith gives a quiz

  1. Gonnagan

    February 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    (B) no doubt.

    • judith2you

      February 13, 2012 at 12:12 am

      actually, it’s confusing because the platter “looks” like Salome but the artist titled it “Judith.”

      • Gonnagan

        February 13, 2012 at 7:09 am

        I guess Fritz skipped some classes at his art school, or slept through them, or his teacher really sucked. 😉

        But I’ve often noticed how artists from the late 19th century on, treat Judith and Salome just as minor variations of the same motif: The triumph of female sexuality over man. Stuck at least gets the accessories right.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: