Depicting Salome with the head of
In this painting, you can see her in a sensual pose with the head of John the Baptist almost as a prop in a pop surrealist way. This shows someone that has not a conscious understanding of the severity of what she has done. Her red dress and regal collar contrast with the dark background and especially with the greyish tone of the dead head of John the Baptist. The idea here is to contrast her beauty and innocent appearance with the dark act committed.
According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Salome is
the daughter of Herodias and stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, ruler
appointed by Rome of Galilee, a region in