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Judith doodles … and dawdles

25 Jul

Matteo Ciompallini, “Judith,” 2010, pen and ink, http://www.sickteo.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html

Today I give tribute to (perhaps) the youngest artist to skillfully portray Judith, Matteo Ciompallini.   But to focus on his age is to distract from his talent.   This is actually one of two portraits of Judith:  the other is even more exquisite and I am savoring it until later.

The part of this sketch that I admire is not Judith, but the maid – sunken in the shadows of the background.   Her expression is difficult to discern.   Is she wary of danger to Judith?  Or is she wondering why they are still hanging around the tent?  Maybe both?  Either way, she stays solidly in the background – ready to serve and support and keep her opinion to herself.

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