Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils attributed to Rochegrosse GEORGES ANTOINE
Very exquisite Oriental biblical scene, depicting Salome dancing in front of King Herod, often called the Dance of the Seven Veils.
This exceptional dance by Salomé is very close to Rochegrosse’s Oriental vision.
The rise of Orientalism in the 19th century, as an artistic movement in France, was carried on as well in literature by Flaubert or in sculpture through Cordier, Guillemin, Leroux etc.
Improvement in transportation and in particular, the arrival of steamboats, enabled many painters, writers and sculptors to travel to the Orient themselves: travel literature became a literary genre in its own right. Between romantic fantasy and authentic ethnographic studies, works of art filled with Orientalism were plentiful in the 19th century, and illustrate a Western vision of the Orient, discovered by European artists.
Oil on canvas.
Very beautiful and striking frame in carved, stuccoed and gilded wood from the period.
École Français from the second half of the 19th century, around 1880.
Work attributed to Rochegrosse.
Canvas dimensions: Height 125 cm – Width 225 cm
Frame dimensions: 185 cm – Largeur: 310 cm