More on Judith: Giorgione

Giorgione, Judith detail

My friend, the art historian Susannah Rutherglen sent me this wonderful detail of Giorgione's Judith.   I love the decorous and feminine way Judith is holding the sword.  The little pinky finger is priceless.  Susannah is writing on Venetian furniture paintings and wrote me that Giorgione's Judith "originally decorated a door and had traces of a keyhole and hinges at one time."