Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) was a Symbolist painter from France who specialized in mythical and religious themes.
Gustave Moreau Summary:
- The greatest influence on Moreau was his master, Théodore Chassériau.
- He experimented greatly and even create nonfigurative paintings.
- He became popular and influential at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
- His works total about 8,000 paintings and are housed in the now known Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris.
- In several of Moreau’s paintings, two people lock eyes, their faces, and gazes mimicking each other.
Gustave Moreau Famous Paintings:
- Oedipus and the Sphinx (1864)
- The Apparition (1876)
- Thracian Girl Carrying the Head of Orpheus on his Lyre (1865)
- Jupiter and Semele (1895)
- Salome Dancing Before Herod (1876)
- The Young Man and Death (1865)