Caravaggio and Artemisia: The Challenge of Judith

November 26 2021

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Posted by Adam Busakiewicz:

The Palazzo Barberini in Rome have opened their latest exhibition today entitled Caravaggio and Artemisia: the Challenge of Judith. Violence and Seduction in 16th and 17th Century Painting.

According to the museum's website:

The exhibition celebrates the fifty years since the acquisition by the Italian State and the seventies since the discovery of the famous painting by Caravaggio Giuditta beheading Holofernes. 

The painting, created in Rome at the beginning of the Seventeenth Century, is kept in Palazzo Barberini. 

A series of masterpieces from all over the world,  including the beautiful Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi,  document the overwhelming novelty triggered by Caravaggio’s work in contemporary painting.

The exhibition will run until 27th March 2022.

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