Annotate a female nude

I enjoyed researching this painting, it brought home to me the different ways the female nude can be portrayed – the difference between the portrayal by Hayez and by Gentileschi is striking. It is very interesting though, to consider Hayez’s exclusion of the elders from the scene. In some ways the viewer takes their place and this can lead to uncomfortable consideration of what you are looking at and why.

My report on the painting, minus photos for copyright reasons, is here: Susanna No Pics

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