Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7286
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Smith , Susan L.
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  • Title: A Nude Judith from Padua and the Reception of Donatello's Bronze David [argues that the bronze statuette of Judith is modelled on Donatello's David and shares with it an ambiguous, eroticized vision of the usual heroic nude].
  • Source: Comitatus 25, ( 1994): Pages 59 - 80. [contributions are accepted from graduate students and those who have received their doctorate within the last three years]
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Body Classical Influences David (Biblical Figure) in Art Donatello, Artist- David Judith (Biblical Figure) in Art Nude in Art Padua, Padua, Italy Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Primary Evidence: Sculpture; Formerly Berlin, Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Judith with the Head of Holofernes. Bronze statuette 8.4 cm high. Disappeared during World War II.
  • Illustrations: Nine figures. Two statues of David, by Donatello and by Bellano. The bronze statuette of Judith in the nude. Statue of Judith and Holfernes by Donatello. Bronze statuette of Judith attributed to Severo da Ravenna. A bronze statuette of the nude Tomyris with the head of Cyrus. Three paintings of Judith, two of which are nudes (Hans Baldung Grien's Judith with the Head of Holofernes and Signorelli's painted statuette of Judith). The clothed Judith is by Giorgione.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, San Diego
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00696412
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