Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters, Renaissance, Uncategorized

Judith beheading Holofernes

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is a biblical episode recounted in the Book of Judith, a 2nd century text deemed apocryphal by the Jewish and Protestant traditions, but included in the Catholic editions of the Bible. Also, the story of Judith and Holofernes was the subject of many paintings and sculptures in the Christian… Continue reading Judith beheading Holofernes

Advertisements
Art History, Artists, Baroque, Painters

Susanna and the elders

The story of Susanna and the elders is a brief text included in the book of Daniel (chapter 13) of the Old Testament by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. This biblical episode has been present throughout the History of Art since the very early years of Christianity. This post compare the different treatments… Continue reading Susanna and the elders

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

Two great artists and women

This post is about two of the greatest female artists: Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. Artemisia Gentileschi She was a Baroque painter, considered as one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. By that time, women were not easily accepted by the artistic community… Continue reading Two great artists and women