Oil on canvas.
1.84m by 1.416m
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Judith Slaying Holofernes
Oil on canvas
1.44m by 1.92m
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica,
NOTE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAINTINGS - Info. on Caravaggio's version
AFTER CAREFULLY REVIEWING THE RESOURCES ASSIGNED ABOVE: Answer the following questions completely and with specificity to the provided resources, personal reflection, and additional research as needed:
1. Recount the story that has been illustrated in this painting.
2. Compare and contrast Caravaggio's original version with that of Gentileschi. To what do you attribute the similarities/differences?
3. Women weren't given much consideration as artists in this time period...consider how our knowledge (or lack thereof) of Gentileschi relates to our overall knowledge of art history in general.