Dance of Salomé

A partially clad woman at center holds the severed head of a man as his blood drips upon a silver tray. People on the left observe the violent scene.

Dance of Salomé, Untitled, 1995,

43 in x 72 in, Oil on canvas

A large series completed across a diverse range of media, Kanso’s Dance of Salomé draws its inspiration from numerous literary and biblical sources, including the New Testament story of John the Baptist, Oscar Wilde’s 1891 play, and Richard Strauss’s 1905 opera. The primary subject of the works is Salomé.