The painter Gustave Moreau died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Symbolist painter best known for ‘Oedipus and the Sphinx’ and other works featuring mythological and biblical images. He taught such future notables as Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault while a professor at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
He was the son of a Parisian architect named Louis Jean Marie Moreau. He had a relationship with his longtime portrait model Adelaide-Alexandrine Dureux.
I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract.
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.
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.
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.