Some of the greatest figurative artists including Botticelli, Titian, Poussin, Boucher, Ingres, Moreau, and Joseph Stella.
Some of his more popular Symbolist paintings from the 1890s, a portrait of a humanitarian journalist, and more.
Paintings by Klimt, Bouguereau, Moreau, von Stuck, and John Singer Sargent’s last vast masterpiece in Boston.
Early in 1896, several artists who exhibited at the Salons set up a rival exhibition. The following year was the last of Péladan’s and his movements petered out by the twentieth century.
She became quite popular in 19th century paintings, in association with Morpheus and his opium poppies.
Concludes a history of the unicorn in paint, from travellers’ tales and Paulus Potter, through Gustave Moreau into the early 20th century.
Moreau defined painting as “this language of symbol, myth and sign”, and this is his greatest expression of that.
His two paintings of Salome shown at the 1876 Salon are dominated if not overwhelmed by their symbols. They are the watershed in his art.
Moreau is often claimed as a ‘father of Symbolism’, or even a Symbolist. A detailed look at his first great success at the Salon: is it regular narrative or symbolist?
It’s ironic that the Pre-Raphaelites, who wanted to take painting back to the days before Raphael, then took up his themes.