Berlin, the vibrant city of modern arts, brought love and marriage – and a brief reprise of Salome too.
He had 11 paintings shown at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, in 1878, following which he was commissioned to paint over 60 watercolours.
From the 1870s, Salome became the central figure in the story, and increasingly became the femme fatale: beautiful, sexy, and dangerous to know.
Clarifying different types of web link, making custom badges, and using the Timeline to explore the origin of a new version of a story.
Some paintings which may not show the traditional story from the gospels, but which don’t contradict it.
Salome has become a femme fatale, the author of John the Baptist’s death, and a potent erotic symbol. But that was not the original story.
His time in Munich concluded with his first great painting, inspired by Wilde’s play, which was in turn inspired by Moreau’s paintings of Salome.
Two paintings showing Salome. In one, she dances for Herod, and asks for the head of John the Baptist. In the other, she tries to stare out the severed head.
One of the most influential painters of the early 20th century, he founded the Ashcan School, and was a major landscape painter of the time.