Friday, March 20, 2009

Salome - the femme fatale

To show the vast spectrum of interpretations here a Salome from the beginning of the 20th century by the German Symbolist and Art Nouveau painter Franz von Stuck (1863-1928).

In fin-de-siecle decadence Salome is synonymous with the femme fatale, popularized by Oscar Wilde. She is performing the Dance of the Seven Veils - a pure invention of Wilde.

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