John the Baptist, Spain, 1954

In Granada’s cathedral,George Krause encountered this image of the prophet’s severed head as Salome might have seen it. Since the early sixties, the University of Houston photography professor has explored the vivid iconography of Hispanic churches in an ongoing series called Saints and Martyrs. Selections from this and other projects appear in George Krause: A Retrospective (Rice University Press, $39.95). The book has an introductory essay by curator Anne W. Tucker, which also interprets an exhibition opening in March 1992 at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

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