As far as depiction of Judith, this one is … better than I could produce but … rather predictable. Unless the bloody stump of Holofernes’ neck surprises you.
Jacopo Coppi (aka del Meglio, “the Best,” Giacomo) was a student of Vasari, and his style reflects Vasari’s Mannerism with more extreme precision. His style was described as “exaggeratedly elongated, artificially posed and locked into a space with multiple perspectives—his interest in physiognomic details, often verging on the grotesque, is highly individual.” (1)
Uh … I guess that’s a compliment.
There are several aspects of these work that do border on cartoon-ish, for me. The sharp angles of Judith’s profile. The roundness of her breasts. The splay of Holofernes’ limbs (and an almost-glimpse of his jewels). And what IS that white thing billowing from the back of Judith’s head? Part of the drapes or part of her head gear — either way it is distracting.
However, I do like the entrancing blue I Dream of Jeannie costume.