Wednesday 6 April 2011


With Orientalism and all these Odalisques, and Mata Hari, Europe was struck with Salome fever in the change of the 19th and 20th century. Oscar Wilde wrote his Salome, Richard Strauss composed an opera, and the night life was full of more or less risque Salome's dances of seven veils...

Japonisme has two excellent and picture filled entries about this: part 1 and part 2

The first one is supposed to be a fullbody cast of Cléo...

 Believe it or not, but that painting was painted by an artist contemporary to Mata Hari... Anselmo Miguel Nieto. They say she never posed with her breasts nude - she didn't think they were big enough.

 That is such a pin-up photo!

Salome by different artists:

Adam Bauer

Alfred Stevens

Alonso Berruquete

Andres Solario

Aubrey Beardsley

Marcus Behmer

Aubrey Beardsley, Salome and peacock skirt

Natacha Rambova, Hollywood clothes designer and Salome's peacock skirt

Unknown Dutch artist (If you know who this is, please let me know!)

Ella Ferris Pell

Ernst Rudolf

Florent Schmitt

Leon Bakst

Franz von Stuck

Gaston Bussiere

Georges Desvallieres

Gustave Moreau

Henri Leopold Levy

Henry Ossawa Tanner

James Tissot

Kees van Dongen

Louis Icart

Odilon Redon
Carl Strathman

Caroline Smith

John Vasso

Leopold Schmutzler

Paul Delaroche - this could also be Judith - another of my favorite subjects :-)

Pierre Bonnaud

Raphael Kirchner

Juana Romani

Lovis Corinth

Gustav Klimt

Oscar Kokoschka

Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer

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