Dance of Salome
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Szymon Boguszowicz is credited with the painting Dance of Salome, based on a biblical subject borrowed from the New Testament. The scene of the multi-figure composition takes place in the interior of an opulent hall, divided by columns. On the left-hand side at the table King Herod enthusiastically observes the dance of Salome, the daughter of Herodias’ wife. All the people present in the room are gazing at the young girl, some are even standing on platforms – the bases of the columns. The human figures are depicted in dynamic poses and complex angles. Here you can see a great variety of people wearing various costumes with rich adornments. The paintings are executed in a decorative colour scheme dominated by dynamic reds and blacks.