The book of Judith or Negative land - workinprogress / by jorge cruz

Jorge daCruz - Judith Story or Negative Land - charcoal on paper | 340x70cm l © k37 studio, bethanien Berlin 2018 #studiok37 #jorgedacruz #studio #k37colectivestudio #charcoal #drawing #panel #judith #judithstory

“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- judith characters - charcoal on paper | 14X42x59cm l © k37 studio, bethanien Berlin 2018

(…)She removed the sackcloth she had been wearing, took off her widow's garments, bathed her body with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment. She combed her hair, put on a tiara, and dressed herself in the festive attire that she used to wear while her husband Manasseh was living.4She put sandals on her feet, and put on her anklets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and all her other jewelry. Thus she made herself very beautiful, to entice the eyes of all the men who might see her(…)


(Jdt 8:5-6)

(…) By the deceit of my lips strike down the slave with the prince and the prince with his servant; crush their arrogance by the hand of a woman(…)

(Jdt 11:21)