Thursday, February 4, 2010

Freudian Nightmares

Salome by the French Symbolist painter Gustave-Adolphe Mossa (1883-1971) probably painted in the first decade of the 20th century.

Mossa uses the old biblical story to illustrate the fear of man slaughtering Lolitas. His blood licking child-woman is a modern Freudian interpretation of male nightmares.


  1. I love this painting. The palette is so feminine and dainty and it's so macabre. Thanks for sharing it.


  2. I like it too. One of my intentions is that people can compare here how different artists treated the same subject. And if you compare this Salome with others it looks even better.