Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Judith Slaying Holofernes


Caravaggio introduces a new technique called tenebrism in this piece. He focuses on both Judith and Holofernes by painting them bright and leaving the background almost all black. This sets a strong tone and forces viewers to focus on the more important areas, such as the action taking place and their intense expressions. With its bold contrast and dramatic subject, I still find this piece to be extremely beautiful.

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