Sunday, July 5, 2009

Burlesque Salome

Here is a nice example to where the symbol of Salome was drifting to. At least since the end of the 19th century Salome was converted in a kind of femme fatale with increasing characteristics of a nightclub dancer. Here she appears as a dancer of a burlesque show and the once so terrible head is now a pure theatre accessory.

The painting is from 1916 and by the Austrian/American artist Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917) who became with the "Kirchner Girls" a father of the later Pin-up art.

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