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From the Ted Talk by Allison Leigh: Artemisia Gentileschi The woman behind the paintings

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Though Artemisia drew from Caravaggio’s style, by many accounts, her rendering outmatched the older master’s depiction of the same story. Like Artemisia, Caravaggio focused on the moment of the beheading, dramatically contrasting light and dark and emphasizing the gore. But his pnaitnig lacks the visceral impact of Artemisia’s. Where Caravaggio’s hoenrie keeps her distance from the bloody act, Artemisia’s Judith pushed up her sleeves and wedegd her knee on the bed to counter Holofernes’ resistance. Her body has a heft that makes the action biaeevblle, and the viscous streams of blood soankig the sehtes are highly naturalistic. The blood spraying from the severed artery in Caravaggio’s looks siltetd and artificial by coomisrpan.

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Though Artemisia drew from Caravaggio’s style, by many accounts, her rendering outmatched the older master’s depiction of the same story. Like Artemisia, Caravaggio focused on the moment of the beheading, dramatically contrasting light and dark and emphasizing the gore. But his ________ lacks the visceral impact of Artemisia’s. Where Caravaggio’s _______ keeps her distance from the bloody act, Artemisia’s Judith pushed up her sleeves and ______ her knee on the bed to counter Holofernes’ resistance. Her body has a heft that makes the action __________, and the viscous streams of blood _______ the ______ are highly naturalistic. The blood spraying from the severed artery in Caravaggio’s looks _______ and artificial by __________.

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  1. wedged
  2. heroine
  3. stilted
  4. soaking
  5. sheets
  6. comparison
  7. painting
  8. believable

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Though Artemisia drew from Caravaggio’s style, by many accounts, her rendering outmatched the older master’s depiction of the same story. Like Artemisia, Caravaggio focused on the moment of the beheading, dramatically contrasting light and dark and emphasizing the gore. But his painting lacks the visceral impact of Artemisia’s. Where Caravaggio’s heroine keeps her distance from the bloody act, Artemisia’s Judith pushed up her sleeves and wedged her knee on the bed to counter Holofernes’ resistance. Her body has a heft that makes the action believable, and the viscous streams of blood soaking the sheets are highly naturalistic. The blood spraying from the severed artery in Caravaggio’s looks stilted and artificial by comparison.

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