File:Trophime Bigot - Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes - Walters 37653.jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Original file(1,799 × 1,142 pixels, file size: 1.91 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Summary[edit]

Trophime Bigot: Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes  wikidata:Q18749410 
Artist
Trophime Bigot: Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes
Title
Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes
Object type painting
Description
English: According to the Book of Judith in the Catholic Old Testament, the virtuous widow Judith saved her people when the military commanders failed to lift a siege by the Assyrians. She beguiled the enemy General Holofernes into getting drunk and cut off his head. The artist heightened the drama by contrasting Judith's serene determination with the amazement and horror exploding from the general's face. Portraying his head upside down emphasizes Holofernes' defeat and evokes the reversal of societal norms in a woman's victory over a strong man. By the 1620s, Trophime Bigot (ca. 1579-1650, also known as Master of the Candlelight) was in Rome, where he studied the paintings of Caravaggio (1571-1610). The Italian master had introduced often brutal, naturalistic, close-up scenes lit by a single light source. In this powerful baroque composition, the candle's light concentrates the drama around the clear diagonal movement back from Holofernes's straining arm.
Date circa 1640
date QS:P,+1640-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
(Baroque)
Medium oil on panel
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 125.7 cm (49.4 in); Width: 196.8 cm (77.4 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,125.7U174728;P2049,196.8U174728
Accession number
37.653
place of creation Rome, Italy
Object history
Exhibition history Going for Baroque. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995-1996. Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001. Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
Source Walters Art Museum: Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg Home page Information icon.svg Info about artwork
Permission
(Reusing this file)
OTRS Wikimedia

This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.

Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page. This correspondence has been reviewed by an OTRS member and stored in our permission archive. The correspondence is available to trusted volunteers as ticket #2012021710000834.

If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard.


Ticket link: https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?Action=AgentTicketZoom&TicketNumber=2012021710000834

Error reporting You can help by reporting errors and typos at Commons:Walters Art Museum/error report.
If the error was added by a Wikimedian and is not present on the museum's website, you can fix this page directly, without notifying.

Licensing[edit]

Walters Art Museum logo gray.png
This file was provided to Wikimedia Commons by the Walters Art Museum as part of a cooperation project. All artworks in the photographs are in public domain due to age. The photographs of two-dimensional objects are also in the public domain. Photographs of three-dimensional objects and all descriptions have been released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License and the GNU Free Documentation License.
In the case of the text descriptions, copyright restrictions only apply to longer descriptions which cross the threshold of originality.

English | français | italiano | македонски | русский | +/−

This is a faithful photographic reproduction of an original two-dimensional work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
Public domain

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.


Dialog-warning.svg You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

This digital reproduction has been released under the following licenses:

Public domain This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Walters Art Museum. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
Walters Art Museum grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

In many jurisdictions, faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are not copyrightable. The Wikimedia Foundation's position is that these works are not copyrightable in the United States (see Commons:Reuse of PD-Art photographs). In these jurisdictions, this work is actually in the public domain and the requirements of the above license are not compulsory.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current04:00, 26 March 2012Thumbnail for version as of 04:00, 26 March 20121,799 × 1,142 (1.91 MB)File Upload Bot (Kaldari) (talk | contribs)== {{int:filedesc}} == {{Walters Art Museum artwork |artist = {{Creator:Trophime Bigot}} |title = ''Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes'' |description = {{en|According to the Book of Judith in the Catholic Old Testament,...
  • You cannot overwrite this file.

File usage on other wikis

The following other wikis use this file: