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Encyclopedia > Gustave Moreau
Self portrait of Gustav Moreau, 1850
Self portrait of Gustav Moreau, 1850

Gustave Moreau (April 6, 1826April 18, 1898) was a French Symbolist painter. He was born and died in Paris. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (784x1000, 228 KB) Gustave Moreau: Autoportret, 1850 - Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gustave Moreau ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (784x1000, 228 KB) Gustave Moreau: Autoportret, 1850 - Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gustave Moreau ... Self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh A portrait is a painting, photograph, or other artistic representation of a person. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Symbolist painters were part of a 19th century movement in which art became infused with mysticism, and by the closely allied Symbolist movement in literature. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land...


Moreau's main focus was the illustration of Christian and mythological figures. As a painter of literary ideas rather than visual images, his images appealed to the imagination of some Symbolist writers and artists, who saw him as the precursor to their movement. La mort du fossoyeur (The death of the gravedigger) by Carlos Schwabe is a visual compendium of Symbolist motifs. ...


His father was an architect, who recognized his talent. Moreau studied under François-Edouard Picot and Théodore Chassériau, with whom he may have become lovers[citation needed]; Moreau also carried on a deeply personal 25-year relationship, possibly romantic, with Adelaide-Alexandrine Dureux, a woman whom he drew several times.[1] His first painting was a Pieta 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. Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856), French painter, was born in Santo Domingo. ... Angoulême is a town and commune in southwestern France, préfecture (capital city) of the Charente département. ...


Oedipus and the Sphinx, one of his first symbolist paintings was exhibited at the Salon of 1864. Over his lifetime he painted over 8000 paintings, watercolors and drawings, many of which are on display in Paris at the "Musée Gustave Moreau" at 14, rue de la Rochefoucauld (IXe arrondissement) in Paris. The museum is in his former workshop, and opened to the public in 1903. The 9e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


He became professor at École des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1891 and counted among his many students the fauvist painters Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault. École des Beaux-Arts (IPA ) refers to several art schools in France. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Dessert: Harmony in Red (1908) by Henri Matisse Les Fauves (French for Wild Beasts) were a short-lived and loose grouping of early Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities, and the use of deep color over the representational values retained by Impressionism. ... Photo of Henri Matisse taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1933. ... Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French Fauvist and Expressionist painter. ...


He is buried in Paris at the Cimetière de Montmartre. Cimetière de Montmartre is a famous cemetery located at 37 Avenue Samson, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France. ...


In Alan Moore's graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen it is implied that he was the nephew of Doctor Moreau, and based a few of his paintings on the Doctor's Creations. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin ONeill, published under the Americas Best Comics imprint of DC Comics. ... Categories: Stub | Science fiction novels | 1896 books | 1933 films | 1977 films | 1996 films | Steampunk ...

References

  1. ^ Kaplan, Julius. Gustave Moreau. Los Angeles, 1974, p. 7, 55.

External links

  • An Eye on Art: Salomé Dansant
  • Musée National Gustave Moreau
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