Smile of Holofernes


“Smile of Holofernes” 80×100 cm
2018 y.,oil on canvas
The Jewish heroine, patriot and symbol of the struggle of the Jews against their oppressors in antiquity in the Middle East , “beautiful in appearance and very attractive” (Judith). After the Assyrian troops besieged her hometown, she dressed up and went to the enemy camp, where she caught the attention of the commander of Holofernes. When he got drunk and fell asleep, she cut off his head and brought her to his native city, which thus was saved.
This is my interpretation of the famous religious legend. The craftiness of a beautiful chaste girl and the carnal desire of a male beast.
This artwork was painted with acrylic and then modified with oil