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Author Straussman-Pflanzer, Eve.

Title Violence & virtue : Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith slaying Holofernes / Eve Straussman-Pflanzer.

Published Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.5 GENT    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  759.5 Gen    1 HOLD
Physical description 40 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes "Violence and Virtue: Artemisia Gentileschi's "Judith Slaying Holofernes" was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title organized by and presented at the Art Institute of Chicago from October 15, 2013, to January 6, 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-39)
Summary "Violence and Virtue examines a single, uniquely powerful painting: Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi. A quintessential example of early Baroque painting, this work has, more than any other picture in her oeuvre, come to define Gentileschi as an early modern woman and a superb Baroque painter. Eve Straussman-Pflanzer explores the circumstances surrounding the painting's creation and the meanings conveyed by the image itself. Among other topics of investigation, the author addresses the role of women artists and patrons in the 17th century and the fascination with violence and the importance of female heroes during the Baroque era. A comparative analysis between Gentileschi's masterpiece and other paintings and works on paper by artists such as Caravaggio, Botticelli, Cristofano Allori, and Felice Ficherelli, among others, testifies to the importance of Gentileschi's portrayal of the heroine Judith"--
Other author Art Institute of Chicago.
Subject Gentileschi, Artemisia, 1593-1652 or 1653. Judith beheading Holofernes. -- Exhibitions.
Gentileschi, Artemisia, 1593-1652 or 1653 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Judith (Biblical figure) -- Art -- Exhibitions.
Violence in art -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Violence and virtue.
ISBN 9780300186796 (paperback)