Dissonance. Not Salomé

Dina El-Sioufi

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Dimensions:

125cm x 135cm

Year:

2018

Frame:

Without frame

Technique:

Oil on linen canvas

Description:

The female figure represents Salomé - a biblical figure dancing the dance of the seven veils - also Richard Strauss opera - behind her are two disparate/dissonant scenes. Right jazz musicians playing music resonates with the effects of music and how jazz at one point was considered degenerate, outsider, and exclusively black - like Salomé’s soul. Top left is a young girl dreaming by the sea. Her romantic decency clashes with Salomé. On the other hand - as Jung put it - Salomé’s love for a holy man - St John the Baptist - meant that she couldn’t be bad. She wanted to be decent but was rejected. Hence…