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I'll Make You Shorter by a Head (Judith I), 1999

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Tina Blondell's Judith was inspired by "Judith I" by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). From that seductress lost in ecstasy, Blondell created a forthright figure who is all surface. As with the other women in her "Fallen Angels" series, she gave Judith spiral-patterned flesh, using the spiral as a symbol of renewal after a state of degeneration. Thus a winged Judith has transformed her experiences of deception and self-sacrifice into an exquisite map that, in Blondell's words, is symbolically revealed on her body.

I'll Make You Shorter by a Head (Judith I)
Artist Life
born 1953
Accession Number
The artist Shelly Holzemer Gallery, Minneapolis
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© 1999 Tina Blondell