He's probably not as much a bad boy than a very clever boy, J
, unlike the story
of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Btw I like that scene too. I also like the fact that Belmondo lied about his name ("Laslo Kovacs"? The great cinematographer?
Now, a bad girl of the 17th Century.
In her time [in the male-dominated world of post-Renaissance art. In an era when female artists were limited to portrait painting and imitative poses], Artemisia Gentileschi was considered a bad girl because she was the first woman to paint major historical and religious scenarios. After her death, she drifted into obscurity, her works often attributed to her father [the well-known Roman painter Orazio Gentileschi (1563 - 1639)] or other artists. Mary D. Garrard notes that Artemisia "has suffered a scholarly neglect that is unthinkable for an artist of her calibre." Renewed and overdue interest in Artemisia in recent years has recognized her as a talented seventeenth-century painter and one of the world's greatest female artists.
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1652/1653), Mary Magdalen, c. 1621-22
Oil on canvas; 1.365m by 1.00m; private collection (in France).
The above is a replica Artemisia Gentileschi painted after her origin [shown below] for the cathedral at Sala del Tesoro, Seville, Spain. There are a number of differences between the two paintings. The most noticeable change is that in the Seville version the veil over the sitter's left shoulder, covers most of the underarm and breast, whereas this is more exposed in this version. It is likely that the larger veil was added at the request of the cathedral for modesty's sake.
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1652/1653), Mary Magdalen, c. 1621-22,
Oil on canvas, 1.22m by 0.96m, cathedral at Sala del Tesoro, Seville, Spain.