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Private Tour and Dinner
Thursday, May 09, 2013 |5:30 PM
Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes (c. 1623-1625) is considered her finest treatment of the story of Judith, a theme she returned to numerous times. Their escape pending and the violent act complete, Judith and her maidservant appear frozen in a concentrated masterpiece that is both dramatically gripping and stunningly beautiful. The intensity, dramatic lighting, and physicality of the work helped Artemisia establish herself as one of the most distinguished painters of her generation, regardless of her sex.
Please join Salvador Salort-Pons as he discusses Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes in a special, focused tour at the DIA. Immediately following the tour, a private dinner will be held at Atlas Global Bistro.
Salvador Salort-Pons specializes in Italian, Spanish, and French old masters paintings. Prior to joining the DIA, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Madrid and Senior Curator at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Salort-Pons received his Ph.D. from the Royal College of Spain at the University of Bologna in Italy.
Exclusively for Benefactor and Major Benefactor Members of the EPC. Contact Virginia Reynolds at (313) 833-9162 to register by Wednesday, May 1 or for more information.