Berlin, the vibrant city of modern arts, brought love and marriage – and a brief reprise of Salome too.
From the 1870s, Salome became the central figure in the story, and increasingly became the femme fatale: beautiful, sexy, and dangerous to know.
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.
A Richard Strauss opera, a classical Greek myth, and a painting. Do they tell the same story, and how?