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|Painting, Oil on canvas, 144x68 cm|
|Origin: Italy, 1504|
Giorgione's work largely determined the development of 16th-century Venetian painting. There are but a few generally accepted, non-controversial works from his hand and one of these is the Hermitage's Judith. This biblical heroine, who saved her native city of Bethulia from attack by the Assyrians, was extremely popular during the Renaissance . Despite the historical subject, the painting is in fact what is known as a poesie, a type of work created by Giorgione himself and soon widespread in early 16th-century Venetian painting. The lyrical, charming image of Judith herself and the coolness of the morning landscape create the mood of poetical thoughtfulness, which is not disturbed even by the severed head of the enemy commander Holofernes. The world is depicted by the artist as a harmonic whole, in which life and death are indissoluble.
|Source of entry: Collection of baron L.A. Crozat de Tierra, Paris, 1772|
|Theme: The Bible and Christianity|
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Giorgione (c. 1477 – 1510) is the familiar name of Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, an Italian painter, a seminal artist of the High ...
GIORGIONE. Italian painter, Venetian school (b. 1477, Castelfranco, d. 1510, Venezia) ... Summary of works by GIORGIONE ...
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Giorgione [Italian High Renaissance Painter, ca.1477-1510] Guide to pictures of works by Giorgione in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
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