Dance of Salome (paintings)

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Dance of Salome, mixed media on paper, 115 X 79 cm (45 X 31 inches), 1988

The Dance of Salomé is the title of a series of 160 works consisting of 85 paintings and 75 drawings created by Nabil Kanso in 1988 and 1995.[1] It is based on biblical and literary works with particular reference to Oscar Wilde’s drama (1893) and Richard Strauss’s opera (1905). The primary subject of all the works in the series is Salomé who is depicted in a sequence of scenes reflecting various nuances of perception in distinctive dance movement.[2]


  1. ^ "The Dance of Salome,"
  2. ^ Nabil Kanso: “Dance of Salome”

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