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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


Frantisek Drtikol’s Salomés


Salomé (c. 1919).

Frantisek Drtikol (1883–1961) was a Czech artist and photographer whose nude studies frequently borrowed fin de siècle themes. Salomé was a subject he returned to on many occasions with different models. In other hands this might be a pretext for showing naked flesh but Drtikol’s work goes beyond mere soft porn with his female figures (and the occasional males) juxtaposed against abstract shapes and shadows, giving them the appearance of Art Deco figurines. There’s a foretaste of that development in the strip of white in the picture below. See more of his earlier work here.


Salomé (c. 1920).

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The Salomé archive



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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Thombeau


    Ooh, I do enjoy his work, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. #2 posted by John


    Didn’t you post some of his things once? I’m sure I’ve seen the Deco-ish ones before.

  3. #3 posted by Thombeau


    Oh, it’s quite possible..My memory just ain’t what it used to be!






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