Judith avoids a melt down

08 Nov

Victor Segoffin, “Judith and the Head of Holofernes,” 1896, bronze with brown patina, 107.5 cm, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France


This statue by Victor Segoffin missed being melted down in the German Occupation (1940-44), like Genius Vanquishing Time (1908) and Vercingetorix (1911) (1).   MELTED DOWN?!   Who melts down works of art?

Oh yeah.   War-crazed fascists.   Who want to purify the nation of influences that are considered to degenerate the national culture.

(1)  Victor SegoffinFrom Monet to Cézanne, late 19th-century French Artists (Grove Art Series), 2003.    Oxford University Press, USA.


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