Self-Portrait as "Judith Slaying Holofernes" by Artemisia Gentileschi, 1614-20

Self-Portrait as "Judith Slaying Holofernes" by Artemisia Gentileschi, 1614-20

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Silver halide print on high quality archival paper (100+ year archiving ability).

Framed prints come professionally matted and mounted in a classic black gallery style frame. FRAMED PRINTS ONLY SHIPPING IN US CURRENTLY.

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Self-portrait as “Judith Slaying Holofernes”, 1614-20. ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI IS IN THE HOUSE 🖤🖤 this painting depicts a classic scene of the early Renaissance, showing the Old Testament moment when Judith, an Israelite heroine, beheads the general Holofernes.  AG depicts herself as Judith and her mentor/sexual predator Agostino Tassi as Holo. #SAVAGEAF. AG is a feminist goddess in the otherwise male dominated art historical canon. She is an extremely accomplished Italian Baroque painter, second only to Caravaggio himself. Her work is widely regarded and applauded, which, as a woman producing art under her own name (not as a ghost painter under a male mentor) was unheard of. Her story now is seen as one of perseverance and female strength and power, but her life, marred by rape and subsequent persecution, was definitely not so simple. This is just a small intro to her work. She is one of my favorite artists of all time; please take a second to look her up or read one of the many MANY books written about her life.