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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
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Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
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Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
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Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
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Corsini throne
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
Corsini throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds

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Judith is the only female character to whom a book of the Old Testament is dedicated. The heroine, with a cunning stratagem, succeeds in saving her people from the siege of the Assyrian army, commanded by Holofernes. Pretending to want to betray the Jewish people, she is welcomed into the enemy camp. After a sumptuous banquet, he sneaks up to the general's bed, now overcome by the abuse of wine, and kills him with his own scimitar. While many artists had focused on the worst moment of the episode, the beheading of Holofernes, here Piazzetta depicts the moment immediately preceding it. Judith with one hand unties the lace that holds the scimitar tied and with the other pulls aside the curtain surrounding the bed. The scene thus takes on a strong theatrical flavor: the curtain-curtain opens, sheds the light on Judith, represented here as a sophisticated woman of rank, and reveals to the viewer's eyes a moment of suspense, marked by strong contrasts of light, in which the body of Holofernes already seems unmade and lifeless.

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