Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Episode 67: Susanna and the Elders

Lauren and Megan discuss the different versions of “Susanna and the Elders” using feminist concepts to critique them. Allori, Rubens, Reni, Tintoretto, Caracci all provide a “male gaze” version of this timeless tale. We tie things up with our only female artist giving an alternative look at the true nature of Susanna.

Susanna and the Elders, Alessandro Allori (undated: between 1535 - 1607)

Susanna and the Elders, C. 1555, Tintoretto

Susanna and the Elders, Annibale Carracci

Susanna and the Elders,Guido Reni 1620
Susanna and the Elders, Rubens 1636-40

Judith Slaying Holofernes, Artemisia Gentileschi

Susanna and the Elders, C. 1610, Artemisia Gentileschi
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