Jorge daCruz- Judith Server- charcoal on paper | 45x25cm l © k37 studio, bethanien Berlin 2019-Pauli Collection

The beheading of Holofernes by Judith is the subject of many paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. In the story, Judith, a beautiful widow, is able to enter the tent of Holofernes because of his desire for her. Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith’s home, the city of Bethulia. Overcome with drink, he passes out and is decapitated by Judith; his head is taken away in a basket (often depicted as being carried by an elderly female servant).

Jorge daCruz- Holofernes Head or Sacrifice - charcoal on paper | 8X50x50cm l © k37 studio, Bethanien Berlin 2019

Jorge daCruz-Judith Story or Negative Land - charcoal on paper | 340x70cm l © k37 studio, bethanien Berlin 2018

Jorge daCruz- the great arrival or Judith Servent - charcoal on paper | 14X42x59cm l © k37 studio, bethanien Berlin 2018