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Collection Online as of February 29, 2024

Dancer (Salome)

Dancer (Salome)

1922
(German, 1876–1956)
Catalogue raisonné: Schiefler and Mosel 211
Location: not on view

Description

The dancer in Emil Nolde’s dreamlike etching is an object of desire. She may be the enchantress Circe, who turned Odysseus’s men into beasts, as suggested by the block-shaped, almost animalistic heads of the onlookers. Nolde unevenly applied the acid-resistant ground and manipulated it with different tools, such as his fingers, a knife, and a fine brush. The resulting grainy tone and texture align with the mysterious subject.
  • The Milieu of Edvard Munch. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 5-June 5, 1977).
    German Expressionist Graphics. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (May 7-October 5, 1980).
    Graphic Humor. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 1-August 29, 1982).
    Eastward from the Rhine: Romanticism to Abstraction, 1800-1925. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 12-September 9, 1984).
    Cross Section: Graphic Art in Germany after the First World War. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 10, 1989-January 7, 1990).
    Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (January 14-May 27, 2018).
  • {{cite web|title=Dancer (Salome)|url=false|author=Emil Nolde|year=1922|access-date=29 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1971.307