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Judith Beheading Holofernes [detail- 1] :: Caravaggio

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Caravaggio (1571-1610) Judith Beheading Holofernes [detail- 1]

Oil on canvas, 1598 (145 x 195 cm)( 57,1 x 76,6 inch )

National Gallery of Ancient Art, Rome

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 27.10.2010


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DragonFly   User Rating: 24  October 13, 2017

On this fragment we see the face of a young woman who is forced to commit murder for the sake of her people's life. Judith kills the drunken Holofernes, who came to subdue Judah and plunge it into barbarism. On the fragment, the viewer closely sees the face of a young woman who decided to kill, which she herself perceives as the necessary execution of the criminal against her people. On her gentle beautiful face there is no shadow of triumph, only determination, disgust. She recoiled away from the [Expand]


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