|Cherries in a Silver Compote, 1610, Fede Galizia|
|Still-life, Fede Galizia. The scale, complexity and variety of produce and producers almost defy the definition of a still-life.|
|Noli Me Tangere, 1616, Fede Galizia|
|Judith with the Head of Holophernes, 1596, Fede Galizia. |
Galizia's Judith with the Head of Holophernes (above) is a rather tame, and notably bloodless scene, especially as compared to that of Artemisia Gentileschi (below), or Caravaggio (bottom). She was not an artist well suited to paint such a brutal scene. As might be expected from an a portrait artist, Galizia's emphasis is on Judith's rich, highly detailed dress and jewelry rather than the anger and gore of a coldblooded murder. (Note the pristine knife blade.) Galizia's Judith is said to be a self-portrait.
|Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1611-12, Artemisia Gentileschi|
|Portrait of Paolo Morigia, 1596, Fede Galizia. |
Notice the precise attention to details.
(Yes, they had spectacles in 1596, but in
a style only Harry Potter could love.)
Judith Beheading Holofernes,