Lucas Cranach the Elder "Judith and the Head of Holofernes", 1530

This exhibition explores paintings associated with the Book of Judith. More specifically, paintings that depict the moment of and immediately after Judith's victory over the Assyrian general Holofernes. Her decapitation of the general leads to victory of the Isrealis and the fall of the Assyrian threat to them. We explore this narrative through analysis and comparison of Lucas Cranach the Elder's Judith Beheading Holofernes to other works of similiar subject matter or period style. 


Nilofar Rahimzadeh