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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Moreau, Gustave


Orpheus
1865
Oil on canvas
154 x 99.5 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Moreau, Gustave (1826-1898)
French painter, one of the leading Symbolist artists.
He was a pupil of Chassériau and was influenced by his master's exotic Romanticism, but Moreau went far beyond him in his feeling for the bizarre and developed a style that is highly distinctive in subject and technique.