Life and Art of Artemisia Gentileschi > Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes (detail) > Next Painting
Oil on canvas.
1.84m by 1.416m
The Detroit Institute of Arts
etail of the intense chiaroscuro from the single candle lighting the scene is a technique often employed by the Northern followers of Caravaggio, such as Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656) and French artist Georges de la Tour (1593-1652). However, Artemisia's realism is more in keeping with Caravaggio, the originator of intense contrast between light and dark.
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