Judith bids farewell … for now

16 Apr

According to my count, this blog has covered 700 images of Judith in 681 posts over 784 days.  It has been a labor of love and learning, and I have enjoyed every minute.  There are still artworks of Judith to be discussed (although they have crappy images on the internet and little information about their creators or whereabouts).  And more importantly, there are still artworks of Judith to be created.

Eh, I’ll skip being sappy or sentimental or philosophical or even humorous.  I’ve tried out all those persona across these posts. I feel like 700 images is a nice, round number and a good place to stop.

Did i attain my goal of learning about Judith?  In spades.

Did i attain my goal of learning about myself?  Absolutely.

Did i attain my goal of learning, period?  You can’t stop me.

I do own my name, embrace it and can be what it represents.  I can be the giggle-y girl in the poodle skirt or I can be the avenging Amazon with a falchion.  Or i can be naked.  Judith is all those things and more.

Thanks for coming along on the journey.  And let me know if you encounter any Judith’s I haven’t met yet.

Judith () Bernardo Strozzi

Bernardo Strozzi, “Judith with the Head of Holofernes,” Oil on canvas, 138 x 98.2 cm Christ Church, University of Oxford, Oxford, England UK

Judith () unknown 2

Unknown artist, “Judith and the Head of Holofernes,”    Oil on canvas, 110 x 115 cm, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, England, UK

Judith (1630) Pedro Núñez del Valle

Pedro Nuñez del Valle, “Judith and Her Maid Abra with the Head of Holofernes,” 1630, Oil on canvas, 88.5 x 108 cm, for sale by Caylus Anticuario S.A., Madrid, Spain

Judith () Saraceni

Circle of Carlo Saraceni, “Judith,” c.1600, Oil on canvas, 92 x 76 cm, auctioned by Christie’s 6/8/2002 (Lot 729)

(c) UCL Art Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Elizabeth Leslie Arnold, “Judith with the Head of Holofernes,” 1929, Oil & charcoal on canvas, 21.8 x 91.5 cm, University College London Art Museum, London, UK


Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Mooring


6 responses to “Judith bids farewell … for now

  1. Ev

    May 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I have enjoyed this series very much. You are to be congratulated for doing fine research and creating and excellent site.

    • judith2you

      June 7, 2013 at 12:11 am

      I am so glad you have enjoyed the blog, and I hope to be able to add to it in the future. Thanks you for the congratulations.

      • Ev

        June 7, 2013 at 3:09 am

        I look forward to seeing any additions to this site. Here’s another You Tube recommendation for you. Title: Judith Slays Holofernes by Stephen Nicksic. Short but very well filmed.

  2. millenniumfilmjnl

    May 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I collected about 300 Judiths over 20 years ago for an early interactive cinema piece. (You can see documentation of some of the work at Your site introduced me to so many more great paintings, plus your wonderful sense of humor. I am deeply impressed . . . and grateful. grahame

    • judith2you

      June 7, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Thanks so much for your kind comments. I feel like an internet excavator – unearthing the art of Judith to the light of day. There are a few more I have recently found and will be adding soon. Also thank you for bringing my attention to your video. It deserves a place in the collection!


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