Judith and her Maidservant
Judith Slaying Holofernes
Last year in my AP Art History class, my friend Jodi and I did a project on the Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi, and these are two of our favorite paintings by her.
Only expecting to see Renaissance works in Florence, it would be needless to say that I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Judith and her Maidservant while wandering the Palatine Gallery at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.
Then, when I found the Caravaggio room at the Uffizi Gallery, I had a sliver of hope that I might find another of Gentileschi’s works, and was delighted to find the epic Judith Slaying Holofernes.