Lithograph printed in black on thin Japan paper
Sheet: 536x390 mm Image: 395x305 mm
Signed in pencil lower right: Edv Munch
Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00
LITERATURE: Magne Bruteig: Munch – Drawings, Oslo 2004.
Salome is removed from her biblical context and turned into a symbol of perverse womanhood. Driven by animal desires, she attempts to take possession of the man’s mind, symbolized by his head. It perhaps suggests that it was Munch’s view that woman wished to seize possession not just of man’s reason but also his emotions. P. 91.