Friday, January 30, 2009

Edward Armitage - Herod's Birthday Feast


1868
oil on canvas
Guildhall
Showing Salome dancing
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1817 - 1896.

1 comment:

David said...

Great subject for a painting. The story has always haunted me.

I'm fascinated by the supports beneath the semi-circular table, some sort of winged creature, eh?

Have you seen Richard Strauss' opera Salome? Eerie stuff.