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in a word, chiaroscuro.

 

Defined as the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

 

Caravaggio's Judith beheading Holofernes

 

300px-Judith_Beheading_Holofernes_-_Cara

 

compare to what is said to possibly be his second edition

 

300px-Caravaggio_-_Judith_and_Holopherne

 

and then by Gentileschi

 

300px-Artemisia_Gentileschi_-_Judith_Beh

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11 hours ago, dawei said:

in a word, chiaroscuro.

 

Defined as the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

 

Caravaggio's Judith beheading Holofernes

 

300px-Judith_Beheading_Holofernes_-_Cara

 

compare to what is said to possibly be his second edition

 

300px-Caravaggio_-_Judith_and_Holopherne

 

and then by Gentileschi

 

300px-Artemisia_Gentileschi_-_Judith_Beh


I think I like Gentileschi’s best because she actually looks like she’s doing the tough work of sawing a man’s head off, whereas Caravaggio’s Judith is trying not to stain her dress.

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11 hours ago, SirPalomides said:


I think I like Gentileschi’s best because she actually looks like she’s doing the tough work of sawing a man’s head off, whereas Caravaggio’s Judith is trying not to stain her dress.

 

Ahhhh ...  together we have the essence of womanhood ;

 

saw your head off ....  but be careful of not staining her dress

 

 

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