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By Debbie AndersonAugust 3, 2022August 4th, 2022No Comments


Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples c. 1653), Judith and Holofernes, 1612-17, oil on canvas Image courtesy of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

Slay: Artemesia Gentileschi and Kehinde Wiley

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-8451,

Contemporary painter Kehinde Wiley makes his debut at the Kimbell’s Kahn building in two-painting exhibit comparing two renditions of the same subject created 400 years apart. Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most highly regarded female painters of the 17th century, was part of the Kimbell’s “Flesh and Blood” exhibit in 2020. Each painting depicts the biblical story of Judith beheading Holofernes, a tyrannical general. Although depicted in strikingly different styles, violence, oppression, gender and race prove to be timeless subjects. Free. Through Oct. 9