Judith contemplates her conquest

28 Feb

I think I already abused the titles “Judith gets a little head” and “Judith gets a Big Head,” so what’s left?

The dramatic, exquisite and sweetly ironic art of Alexander Daniloff.

Alexander Daniloff is an artist, illustrator and designer – depicting life from a theatrical and whimsical point of view.    His subjects are often mythological – sometimes comical and child-like, sometimes somber and delving into our darker archetypes.   Of course, Judith is hardly a subject for children’s literature but Danilov does explore the fantastical side of her story.    His evolution on the subject is observed across these three paintings – from an expressionless and flat female clutching a severed head – to a sensitive and contemplative woman revering the sacrifice of an adversary who was larger than life.

Alexander Daniloff , “Judith,” 1999, 60 x 40 cm,

Alexander Daniloff , “Judith with the head of Holofernes,” 2003, Mixed media on canvas, 90 x 60 cm,

Alexander Daniloff, “Judith,” 2008, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm,

For the variety of his work, visit Alexander Daniloff.   He is the one dressed as a centaur.

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