Judith

Judith

Parque de Ribera (frente a la Biblioteca)
Markus Lüpertz
2002

The German sculptor Markus Lüpertz refers to his “Judith” as a Baroque piece. The story of the Hebrew heroine is also complex: with the help of a maid-servant she seduced the Assyrian general Holofernes and slit his throat. Legend has it that when his severed head was shown to the enemy army it turned and fled, saving the Jewish people of Bethulia.

This three metre high sculpture is cast in bronze and weighs around 1,500kg. The face stands out from the rest of the piece. This expressionist sculptor also has work on display in the nearby Museum of Fine Arts.

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