Ignazio Collino (1706-1787)
“Judith with the Head of Holofernes” (1750)
Located in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
As told in the Bible, the Jewish heroine Judith slew the Assyrian general Holofernes, who had laid siege to her city. Pretending to desert her people, Judith attracted the attention of Holofernes, who invited her into his tent. When he passed out drunk, she beheaded him. Here, Judith is shown in a solemn and heroic pose, her upturned head a sign of the divine inspiration that enabled her to save her people.
I had 2 great days of being a proper tourist in the city of Minneapolis, including the Mall of America, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Minehaha Falls Park. And all of which were free! I had one great meal, which was a famous Juicy Lucy burger from Matt’s Bar.
In which we explore a few of Minnesota’s many fantastic art offerings. Let’s take a trip through the Twin Cities!
Featuring the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Soo Visual Art Center, Soap Factory, Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Hotel, and Walker Art Center.