1826, Apr 61852-18951898, Apr 18
a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists. His first painting was a Pietà which is now located in the cathedral at Angoulême. 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.
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I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract
I believe neither in what I touch nor what I see. I only believe in what I do not see, and solely in what I feel.
No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream
This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied
When I want to render these fine nuances, I do not find them in the subject, but in the nature of women in real life who seek unhealthy emotions and are too stupid even to understand the horror in the most appalling situations
Gustave Moreau1826, Apr 61852
18951898, Apr 18

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