Judith butters her bread

27 Jul

Kaspar van den Hoecke, “The Banquet of Holofernes,” c.1615, Oil on canvas, 53.75 x 58.75 in, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

I know this girl has an agenda, but look at her “laying it on thick” in this dining scene.  Holding Holofernes’ hand, peering up into his face, leaning in close.  The poor guy doesn’t stand a chance with everyone closing in on him.  And he looks a little perturbed by the fawning.   Maybe he is tired of this trio pawing him, or maybe he is tired in general from the tedious banquet.

Not to worry:  Judith has plans to take him to bed … and then relieve some of the weight on his mind.

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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Cacciatore


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