Salome has become a femme fatale, the author of John the Baptist’s death, and a potent erotic symbol. But that was not the original story.
A brilliant painter who brought wide tonal range and colour to Bologna, and started training many young women.
Wonderful paintings of a gruesome story: that of Judith and Holofernes, by Veronese, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi.
The strongest and most moving narrative can be the simplest: one woman and one dagger.
How many times have you heard it said that mark-making is a sign of abstraction in painting?
A distinctive presumed self-portrait of this exceptional woman painter, cropped close, from an unusual viewpoint, using chiaroscuro, colour, and the most amazing fabric textures.