Friday, April 11, 2008


Spent much of this cold, cloudy day reading references for Deborah, Jael, Barak and Sisera and reviewing my previous (and much too voluminous) notes for the myth of Deborah and Barak. Pictured here is a painting of Jael pounding the tent peg into Sisera's head by Artemisia Gentileschi, a contemporary and probably an influence on Van Dyck. Artemisia also painted Judith Slaying Holofernes.

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