Always loved his Beheading of St. Its one hell of a fine painting as they say and don't think its kind of stark realism has ever or rarely been rivalled, even today! I also feel this new less formalized photographic style of carravaggio's is initially realized through such paintings [his last] as the 'beheading of st. Oh if you like art novels;- 'Hideous an erotic art world tale'. Why wasting your precious time online looking for a loan?
The account of the beheading of Holofernes by Judith is given in the deuterocanonical Book of Judith , and is the subject of many paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. In the story, Judith, a beautiful widow, is able to enter the tent of Holofernes because of his desire for her. Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home, the city of Bethulia. Overcome with drink, he passes out and is decapitated by Judith; his head is taken away in a basket often depicted as being carried by an elderly female servant.