Monday, March 3, 2008
Ah, Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)...big kahuna of the Symbolist movement. The thing I particularly like about his work (and in my mind he's one of the top painters ever, growing up looking at his work made him sort of mythical to me) is that his work looks like it comes from another time, it looks like it could have come from another, forgotten era thousands of years ago. It has a mystical, otherworldly look, but lacks sloppy or trite romanticism...it has a feral power lurking under the surface.
Posted by Kirsten Anderson at 10:47 PM