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      //Gustave Moreau//



      • Known as: French Symbolist painter
      • Born: April 6, 1826, Paris, France
      • Date of death: April 18, 1898, Paris
      • Buried: Cimetière de Montmartre



    • There can be little doubt that Gustave Moreau was the forebearer of the Symbolist movement. His work was mostly preoccupied with Christian and mythological figures; the literary ideas he put to paint appealed to many Symbolist artists and writers who came in his wake.

      His father was an architect, who recognized his talent. Moreau studied under François-Edouard Picot and Théodore Chassériau, who he became lovers with. His first painting was a Pieta which is now located in the cathedral at Angouleme. He showed a Scene from the Song of Songs and the Death of Darius in the Salon of 1853. In 1853 he contributed Athenians with the Minotaur and Moses putting off his Sandals within Sight of the Promised Land to the Great Exhibition.

      Oedipus and the Sphinx, one of his first symbolist paintings was exhibited at the Salon of 1864. Over his lifetime he painted over 8000 paintings, watercolors and drawings, many of which are on display in Paris at the Musée Gustave Moreau at 14, rue de la Rochefoucauld (IXe arrondissement) in Paris. The museum is in his former workshop, and opened to the public in 1903.

      He became professor at École des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1891 and counted among his many students the fauvist painters Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault.




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      gustave moreau / europa and the bull gustave moreau / arion, 1891 gustave moreau / helen on the ramparts of troy gustave moreau / hercules and the hydra gustave moreau / hesiod and the muses gustave moreau / horseman
      gustave moreau / job and the angels, circa 1890 gustave moreau / jupiter and semele gustave moreau / jupiter et semele gustave moreau / landscape gustave moreau / le cantique des cantiques gustave moreau / le christ et les deux larrons
      gustave moreau / leda gustave moreau / les chevaux de diomede gustave moreau / les pretendants, 1862-98 gustave moreau / orpheus gustave moreau / orpheus at the tomb of eurydice gustave moreau / prometheus bound
      gustave moreau / prometheus, 1868 gustave moreau / samson et dalila gustave moreau / salome gustave moreau / sappho on the cliff gustave moreau / st. martin gustave moreau / study of horses and joc
      gustave moreau / the apparition gustave moreau / the fall of phaethon gustave moreau / the muses leaving their father apollo to go out and light the world, 1868 gustave moreau / the rape of europa, circa 1869 gustave moreau / the song of songs (detail) gustave moreau / the song of songs, the shulammite maiden
      gustave moreau / the sphinx gustave moreau / the triumph of alexander the great gustave moreau / salome gustave moreau / the unicorn gustave moreau / the unicorns gustave moreau / unicorn



      canvas print
      Gustave Moreau
      Orpheus at the Tomb of Eurydice
      Canvas Print
      (Canvas Size: 24 inches)




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