>Was she right?
No, because they were painted
>8:7. And she was exceedingly beautiful
>10:4. And the Lord also gave her more beauty: because all this dressing up did not proceed from sensuality, but from virtue: and therefore the Lord increased this her beauty, so that she appeared to all men's eyes incomparably lovely.
>10:7. And when they saw her they were astonished, and admired her beauty exceedingly.
>10:14. And when the men had heard her words, they beheld her face, and their eyes were amazed, for they wondered exceedingly at her beauty.
>13:6. And Judith stood before the bed praying with tears, and the motion of her lips in silence,
>13:7. Saying: Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel, and in this hour look on the works of my hands, that as thou hast promised, thou mayst raise up Jerusalem thy city: and that I may bring to pass that which I have purposed, having a belief that it might be done by thee.
>13:9. And when she had drawn it out, she took him by the hair of his head, and said: Strengthen me, O Lord God, at this hour.
>13:10. And she struck twice upon his neck, and cut off his head, and took off his canopy from the pillars, and rolled away his headless body.
idk Gentileschi's seems like a self-insert type thing, feels a bit too real for a god infused virtuous babe cutting off a generals head.
>first pic is two noble archetypes in a romanticized event
>second pic is two ordinary people in a historical event
That's the impression I got when I compared the two pieces, but upon noticing the twitter poster had dyed hair, I wondered if she was implying the first piece depicted female stereotypes, as men don't consider or understand the real female experience(TM). I'd like to think she's just trying to show an example of how different men and women's perceptions are, but her post can easily be interpreted as perceived evidence of the patriarchy. I generally don't believe she meant any harm however, and wasn't trying to be antagonistic but I still disagree with her lol.
t.Know nothing about the arts or the Book of Judith