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25.6.18

Climax- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Aubrey Beardsley

Climax
painting of a man enjoying painting by Aubrey Beardsley

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
7" x 6" or 17 x 15 cm
2018

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The Climax is an 1893 illustration by Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898), a leading artist of the Decadent and Aesthetic movements.

It depicts a scene from Oscar Wilde's play Salome, in which the femme fatale Salome has just kissed the severed head of John the Baptist, which she grasps in her hands.

Elements of eroticism, symbolism, and Orientalism are present in the piece. This illustration is one of sixteen Wilde commissioned Beardsley to create for the publication of the play. The series is considered to be Beardsley's most celebrated work.

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