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A 19th-Century Master of Light and Violence Reconsidered

In the spring of 1870, Paris had yellow fever. Not the disease, but the color, which spread as quickly as an epidemic among the most fashionable of the French capital. The cause was a gleaming painting named for the biblical John the Baptist-slayer "Salomé" on view at the annual state-sponsored Salon. The post A 19th-Century Master of Light and Violence Reconsidered appeared first on Hyperallergic.
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