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The Best Of Judith And Holofernes Paintings from Boticelli to Klimt (11 images)

Judith and Holofernes is one of the most feminist themes in the history of art. It is a biblical story written in the apocryphal Book of Judith. Artists in particular epoques loved this subject.

Sandro Botticelli, The Return of Judith to Bethulia, 1470

Sandro Botticelli, The Return of Judith to Bethulia, 1470-1472, Uffizi, Florence

Giorgione, Judith, c. 1505

Giorgione, Judith, c. 1505,The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Lucas Cranach the Elder Judith with the Head of Holofernes, 1530

Lucas Cranach the Elder Judith with the Head of Holofernes, 1530

Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1598–1599, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica at Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1598–1599, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica at Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes (1618-9), oil on canvas, 117 x 93 cm, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Wikimedia Commons.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes (1618-9), oil on canvas, 117 x 93 cm, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Wikimedia Commons.

Cristofano Allori, Judith with the Head of Holofernes (1613)

Cristofano Allori, Judith with the Head of Holofernes (1613)

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes, c. 1614-20, National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes, c. 1614-20, National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples

Francisco Goya, Judith and Holofernes, 1819-1823, Museo del Prado, Madrid

Francisco Goya, Judith and Holofernes, 1819-1823, Museo del Prado, Madrid

Gustav Klimt, Judith I, 1901, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Gustav Klimt, Judith I, 1901, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Gustav Klimt, Judith II (Salome), 1909, Cà Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Musei Civici Veneziani, Venice

Gustav Klimt, Judith II (Salome), 1909, Cà Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Musei Civici Veneziani, Venice

Franz von Stuck, Judith and Holofernes, 1927, private collection

Franz von Stuck, Judith and Holofernes, 1927, private collection