Τετάρτη, 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

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Gustave Moreau was a French Symbolist painter whose work mainly included biblical and mythological figures. He was born in Paris and his father who was an architect soon recognized his talent. Moreau studied under François-Édouard Picot.
He also had a 25-year relationship with Adelaide-Alexandrine Dureux, who painted several times. His first painting was the Pietà. In 1853 in the Salon showed two other paintings, A Scene from the Song of Songs and The Death of Darius. Oedipus and the Sphinx was one of his forst symbolost paintings and was exhibited in the Salon in 1864. In his lifetime he produced 8,000 paintings, watercolours and drawings and many of them are on display in Paris in the  Musée national Gustave Moreau. Moreau had also became a professor at t Paris' École des Beaux-Arts in 1891 and among his students were Matisse and Rouault. He died in Paris in 1898.



                                                                            Jason


                                                                          Orpheus


                                                                      Oedipus and the Sphinx


                                                                              Prometheus


                                                                     Oedipus and the wayfarer


                                                                        Orest in Erinije


                                                                     the apparition


                                                             Salom dancing before Herod


                                                                        Hercules and Hydra


                                                                             Phaethon


                                                                          young Moses


                                                                Hesiod and the muse


source : http://www.musee-moreau.fr/
http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=78


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