Lost Caravaggio Masterpiece Found in French Attic

A French art expert said he believed that the bloody biblical scene was Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, painted in the early 17th century and lost a century later.

CHR Comment: The artistic theme of Judith Beheading Holofernes was extremely popular. Many Renaissance and later artists depicted the story found in the biblical Apocrypha used by Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, as well as Lutheran and Reformed Christians. The story of Judith has also been of interest to modern feminist theologians due to its depiction of a strong and crafty female character.

Source: Expert: Lost Caravaggio masterpiece found in French attic


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