Can you tell which of these was made by a man and which a woman?
Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes, 1614–20. I find the gruesome imagery of this painting to be incredibly moving. Inspired by Caravaggio, Artemisia used aggressive contrast to really emphasize the subject matter. The portrayal of the facial expressions is chilling, and she successfully achieved the appearance of the physical weight and struggle.