Jael and Sisera

size(cm): 60x90
Sale price£238 GBP


The painting "Jael and Sisera" by Artemisia Gentileschi is a masterpiece of Italian Baroque art of the 17th century. This work depicts a biblical scene in which the Jewish heroine Yael murders the Canaanite general Sisera while he sleeps in his tent. The painting is a sample of the artistic style of the time, characterized by the dramatization of the scenes and emotional intensity.

The composition of the work is impressive, with a strong and determined Jael holding a mace in her right hand while driving a stake into Sisera's head with her left hand. The figure of Sisera, for its part, is realistically represented, with its inert body and bloody head. The composition of the work is symmetrical, with Yael in the center and the elements of the store on both sides.

Color is another prominent aspect of the work. The color palette is rich and varied, with warm and cool tones combining to create a sense of tension and drama. The red and gold tones of Yael's clothing contrast with the blue and green tones of the store, creating a stunning visual effect.

The story behind the painting is also fascinating. Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the few women artists of her time, and her work reflects her struggle to be recognized in a world dominated by men. The story of Jael and Sisera is a metaphor for women's struggle for equality and justice, and Gentileschi's work is a sign of her commitment to this cause.

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