Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Judith II – Gustav Klimt

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Monna Vanna.  Medea. Lucrece. Judith. Salome. Woman in literature and history whose terrible and heroic choices altered destinies and overthrew dynasties.  The ultimate sexually charged femmes fatale!

Read the story of Judith here –- and see how other artists depicted her.  And read a Life in Opera here: Klimt’s Judith from 1909 bears more than a coincidental resemblance to Salome, don’t you think?

2 comments:

  1. Richard McGrath2 Dec 2008, 08:12:00

    Put a pair of glasses on her and she could be Judith Tizard...

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  2. If that really were THAT Judith, I doubt the picture would be so tall and thin.

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