Gustave Moreau’s ‘Salome Dancing before Herod’

The theme of Salome is one that Moreau returned to time and again. Salome dancing before Herod, with its bewildering subject matter and lush colors, is without a doubt one of the most remarkable paintings of the nineteenth century. The painting was first exhibited at the 1876 Salon (and shortly thereafter at the 1878 World’s Fair), along[…]