Historical paintings with a very edgy spin. More interesting than most. I want to find out what happens next. Italian. Fortunino Matania, artist (1881-1963).

"Nefertiti in her Royal Chariot." No date.
“Nefertiti in her Royal Chariot.” No date. Private Collection. © Estate of the artist. Image © The Bridgman Art Library. Fair use license. via https://www.art.com/products/p21693884492-sa-i7399393/fortunino-matania-nefertiti-in-her-royal-chariot.htm?RFID=217825&ProductTarget=797871853587&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=PLA&gclid=CjwKCAiAjrXxBRAPEiwAiM3DQorPlkK0b4
Beheading of Holofernes by Judith. Reproduced in the magazine Britannia and Eve in 1929.
Beheading of Holofernes by Judith. Reproduced in the magazine “Britannia and Eve” in 1929. Watercolor. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2001 – 2020 The Book Palace. Fair use license. via https://bookpalace.com/acatalog/info_MataniaJudith.html
A woman in Arabian dress holding aloft a platter and surrounded by warriors.
A woman in Arabian dress holding aloft a platter and surrounded by warriors. No date. Gouache en grisaille. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2020 MutualArt Services, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/A-woman-in-Arabian-dress-holding-aloft-a/14121956AE814B3A
Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania
“Boadicea leading the Iceni revolt.” Used as an illustration for the series”Famous Women from History” which appeared in “Britannia and Eve” magazine. © Estate of the artist. Image © mediastorehouse.com. Fair use license. via https://www.mediastorehouse.com/mary-evans-prints-online/boadicea-leading-iceni-revolt-fortunino-matania-14196059.html