Medium: Oil on canvas

Signature: Signed and dated lower right

Dimensions: 79in. h x 67in. w

Description:

Framed

Exhibited: New Decade, 1955

Viviano, 1956, no. 1

Princeton, 1961, no. 72

A monumental depiction of the biblical subject, this was the first purchase by Stanley J. Seeger of a Joseph Glasco work. This important and iconic painting was given prime placement in each of Seeger's successive homes. Historically, Salome has been a favorite subject for painters and is seen as a symbol of dangerous female seductiveness. Here Salome stands with her mother Herodius, for whom she acquired the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. The painting took a full year to complete and the composition was thoughtfully altered numerous times until this version was retained. The labor-intensive technique and the intricate use of paint to form pattern and texture is typical of Glasco's work throughout his career. 

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