Judith by Vincenzo Catena

Vincenzo Catena, Judith, 1520-1530, Oil on canvas, Venice, Querini Stampalia Foundation | Courtesy of © Fondazione Querini Stampalia


The depiction of Judith with the decapitated head of Holofernes is composed according to the rules of portraits of the beginning of the 1500s. Tradition holds that the woman's face is that of  Rosa da Scardona, concubine of the painter, who, educated with Giovanni Bellini became famous for opening a society with the more famous Giorgione.



  1. Keywords: giorgione, venice, fondazione querini stampalia, painting, vincenzo catena, renaissance, masterpieces

Hotel Canaletto srl