Friday, November 15, 2013

Aubrey Beardsley, Oscar Wilde's Salome

I liked this picture because I have never seen anything like it before. It reminds me of an Alice in Wonderland kind of picture. It is actually Oscar Wilde's play Salome that was originally published in French in 1893, that is the reason why the quote on the flier is in French. The saying on the picture says, "I kiss your lips Jonathan." There is also blood dripping down from the of what looks like a man's head and a woman is holding up the head to kiss it. It looks as if she had to kill in order to kiss this man that she is holding. Also it looks as if the head is connected to the flower that is below it. This is his original photo and the next photo that he made that is identical has got green water colors incorporated into it.

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