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Judith and Buffie

05 May

The next few days are devoted to Judith in black and white.  Although it begins with Buffie in color

Buffie Johnson was a painter whose work spanned much of the 20th century and ranged from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism to larger-than-life hyperrealism.  In 1940, Johnson began her studies of esoteric symbolism and mythology in New York with the Egyptologist Natacha Rambova – under whose tutelage, the commanding power of female figures began to unfold into a meaningful whole.

One of the means of channeling the Goddess over the early years was self-portraits.  And among the many incarnations is Buffie Johnson as Judith.

The only question is:   who portrays Holofernes?

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Due to copyright protection, please see Jenny Johnson Sykes for more information.

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Cacciatore

 

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