Silver Lining: Decapitation

October 16, 2010


Want to see what I've been working on today?

A paper about this picture:

*note: don't scroll down if you're extremely queasy, conservative, or sheltered.

Cool, huh? It's called "Judith Beheading Holofernes," by Caravaggio. It's from Judith, an Apocrypha book in the Bible.

I have so many things to say about this picture. I could go on for pages about tenebrism and chiaro scuro, and shallow backgrounds, and epistemology.....10 pages, plus an annotated bibliography page, to be exact.

Anyway, I know I'm a nerd.

Okay, time to put down the decapitation paper and go enjoy my Saturday night!


  1. Okay, so I can't remember if I actually saw this Caravaggio, but I saw a few of them when I was in Italy. Crazy powerful. So cool.

  2. Not to mention the symbolic white shirt Judith is wearing!

    You make your grandma proud! You do know that Vickie taught History of Art at the BYU London centre, don't you?

    Holy smokes! Seriously, my verification word is "mentals"!


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