Wednesday, March 25, 2009

a beautiful murder



seen in baltimore's walters museum, a rennaissance painting by a french artist (the candlelight master, whose name i cannot remember) of a bible story of a woman (judith?) who saves her city by getting the general of the besieging canaanite army drunk and cutting off his head.

1 comment:

dylan said...

The title of this painting is "Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes" and the artist's name that you couldn't remember is Trophime Bigot.

To find all this good stuff, all it toook was to search the Walters new works of art website for the word "Judith". It's a great site. Enjoy!