• Todd Olson. Photo: Julie Wolf

Gallery Talk: Todd Olson on Agony in Effigy

Todd Olson, professor of early modern art in UC Berkeley’s Department of Art History, explores the theme of female violence in two works on view in Agony in Effigy: the riveting representation of Judith with the head of Holofernes by Giuseppe Cesari (Il Cavaliere d’Arpino), and the very different version of the same subject by an unknown artist after Lucas Cranach.