Gustave Moreau
French, 1826-1898
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Musée du Louvre
Selected exhibitions
2016
LES FLEURS DU MAL,
Nahmad Contemporary
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art,
The National Gallery, London
2013
Old Master Drawings,
Christie's Old Masters

A leading Symbolist, Gustave Moreau painted fantastical and mythological subject matter in a painterly and sensuous style. Moreau was influenced by the Romanticism of Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Chassériau (his teacher), but focused on the femme-fatales and virgins often associated with Symbolist painting. Salome …

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