Saturday, March 19, 2022

Judith and Holofernes - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo

We've learned about three of the corner stories from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings: David Slaying Goliath, The Brazen Serpent, and The Punishment of Haman.

The painting in the fourth corner is Judith and Holofernes.

In the book of Judith, the story is that Israel was in trouble with a powerful army.
So a woman named Judith went to see one of the generals that liked her.
She tricked him into thinking she liked him too, and then when he was asleep she killed him and saved Israel from being attacked.

(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)

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