Published: 25 June 2016
Author(s): A. Perciaccante, P. Charlier, A. Coralli, R. Bianucci
Issue: June 2016
Section: Letter to the Editor

The theme of the beheading of Holofernes by Judith is one of the most frequently painted biblical scenes [1]. Famous painters such as Mantegna (1431–1506), Michelangelo (1475–1564), Botticelli (1445–1510) and Klimt (1862–1918) depicted the same scene. Nevertheless, only few artists, namely, Caravaggio (1571–1610), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1693), Louis Finson (1580–1617) and an unknown artist, whose canvas was recently discovered in Toulouse, painted the actual action of beheading.

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