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Introduction to this Biblical Heritage Project
Biblical Heritage: The Culture of Judith

"There is a secret personal power that makes the story far more real to her - and to us - than it could have ever been for a male artist..."
-Sister Wendy Beckett on Artemisia Gentileschi
~ Although this project is about culture and Judith in general, there is a concentration of information about Artemisia Gentileschi. The more you learn about her, the more you'll understand why things worked out this way.
~ I first became interested in Judith when watching an episode of "Sister Wendy" where she explored one of Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith paintings. Since then, Artemisia's work has held a special interest for me.
~ This article is a "Compare and Contrast" feature about Artemisia's, Caravaggio's, and Donatello's Judith works. It reflects exactly how intertwined culture and art are- specifically the culture of Judith. This article addresses exactly why I chose this project.
~ Read "The Quintessential Judith" to understand more about why I think Artemisia is so amazing.

French Bible of Hamburg, illumination
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