Gustave Moreau (1826 – 1898) was a French Symbolist painter who focused on biblical and mythological themes. Symbolists believed that art should represent absolute truths that could only be described and depicted indirectly. Moreau painted over 8000 works in his career. He was a teacher at the Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts late in his life. To some Gustave was regarded as a precursor to Surrealism. Our pattern set includes many of his known works including Oedipus and the Sphinx, The Apparition, The Unicorne, Eve, Cleopatra, The Sirens, The Chimera, Galatea, and Thracian Girl Carrying the Head of Orpheus.
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