More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil – The Guardian (eng)

di Jonathan Jones

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Two women are holding a man down on a bed. One presses her fist against his head, so he can’t raise it from the mattress, while her companion pins his torso in place. They are well-built with powerful arms but even so it takes their combined strength to keep their victim immobilised as one of them cuts through his throat with a gleaming sword. Blood spurts from deep red geysers as she saws. She won’t stop until his head is fully severed. Her victim’s eyes are wide open. He knows exactly what is happening to him…

via More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil | Art and design | The Guardian

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