Judith [after Gustav Klimt]

RebeccaWeston

Joined February 2009

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Drawn in the style of Gustav Klimt and then treated in PS

In the Old Testament, the Jewish widow, Judith, saved the city of Bethulia from siege by the Assyrians by adorning herself and venturing into the enemy camp to gain access to the Assyrian general, Holofernes. He invited her to a banquet intending to seduce her, and while they were alone at the feast, Judith took advantage of Holofernes’ drunkenness to decapitate him, and returned to Bethulia with his head in a sack. The Jews saw Judith as a virtuous heroine, but Klimt portrays her as a Viennese femme fatale. It is also known as Salome.

Much of Klimt’s work, was based on his theme of sexuality and his greatest contributions of the new era in the 20th century, was sexuality in art.. In my opinion, his work celebrated the sexual freedom of woman at the turn of the century.

Feature in Feminine Intent ~ 9th May 2009

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Issue 5 ~ July 2010

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