Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 29 @ 12:55pm
This is taken from the book of Judith, when she beheaded Assyrian general Holofernes. It's really a great story from the Bible (unless you're a protestant, then you can pejoratively call it 'the apocrypha'), and you can read it here. I love this picture so much, and I think it's because how beautiful this horrifying event has been made by the artist. I haven't framed it yet, so the canvas is misshapen. Sorry about that.

Comments

jnonfiction says:
Poor Holfernes. Forever headless.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 12:57pm -
Andrew says:
amazing rendition indeed. I see your sock monkey is still hanging around
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:00pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
It's what can happen when you pass out drunk with a strange women in your room!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:01pm -
robberfly says:
i love the classic style of this
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:20pm -
Brian says:
Women = EVIL ... at least in this picture.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:36pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Wow that's awesome. I saw the original of this in Florence. It was amazing!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 1:54pm -
Grower&Shower says:
A woman scorned...
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:18pm -
Sir Squire says:
I too saw the original, though not with @ErictheBeard. That would have made it even better.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:47pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
@ericthebeard - I bet that was really awesome. There's such great art in the sundry European museums!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:52pm -
Caronna says:
nice! and scary.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 2:58pm -
Just Jamey says:
Who is the artist?
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:15pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
@justjamey - Gentileschi. There is one by Caravagio but it's weaker than this.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 4:42pm -
Yogi Beard says:
That is truly a sight.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 5:23pm -
whiskerbert says:
totally thought this was Caravagio!
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 6:02pm -
Jarrett says:
I thought this was Caravagio too. Gentileschi was the man.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 6:41pm -
Matthew_Moore says:
@whiskerbert @Jarrett - the Caravagio one makes Judith look a little girly (like she's trying to distance herself from the carnage) but I think this one Judith is really gettin in there, only holding back a little to keep the cast off to a minimum. Gentileschi was the WOman, my friend :)
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 9:29pm -
Jarrett says:
That's right, she was a woman. I knew that. I was still stuck on Caravagio. Now I'm embarrassed! haha Either way, you are right, this one is much better.
Posted: Dec 29th, 2009 - 9:34pm -
Lingenfizzle says:
Man, you can keep your deutero-canonical junk. I'm all about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Now that's some hardcore apocrypha right there.
Posted: Dec 30th, 2009 - 2:09am -
hale. says:
i suck. email me your address please.
Posted: Dec 30th, 2009 - 6:09pm -
herr neas says:
happy new year!
Posted: Dec 31st, 2009 - 12:31am -
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