Gustave Moreau art links 


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Gustave Moreau: Hercules and the Hydra Lernaean, 1876
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Gustave Moreau

[French Symbolist Painter, 1826-1898]

• Relationships: Moreau's students included Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Albert Marquet, Henri Manguin, Louis Valtat, Pierre Bonnaud and Charles Hoffbauer.
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Moreau's figures are ambiguous; it is hardly possible to distinguish at the first glance which of two lovers is the man, which the woman; all his characters are linked by subtle bonds of relationship... lovers look as though they were related, brothers as though they were lovers, men have the faces of virgins, virgins the faces of youths; the symbols of Good and Evil are entwined and equivocally confused.
- Mario Praz, The Romantic Agony


    Gustave Moreau Works Online    
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Original works by Gustave Moreau available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteGustave Moreau at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Mlle. Richard as Glycere, a Courtesan in SAPHO, ca.1884

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Diomedes Devoured by Horses, 1851
Dejanira (Autumn), 1872

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Notable SiteMusée National Gustave Moreau, Paris

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
Saint George and the Dragon

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
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Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Hammer Museum, California
Salome Dancing before Herod, 1876

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
Diomède dévoré par ses chevaux

Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
2 works online

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
The Martyred Saint Sebastian, 1869

State Museums of Berlin
The Death of Sappho, ca.1872

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Narcissus, ca.1890

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  
Almost 7000 artworks shown. Wow! Click on "Groupe suivant" to page forward, or "Affiner la recherche" to narrow down the search results

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGustave Moreau at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGustave Moreau at The Artchive  

Notable SiteGustave Moreau at The Athenaeum  
110 works online by Moreau

Notable SiteGustave Moreau in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteGustave Moreau in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Gustave Moreau at ArtMagick

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  

Gustave Moreau at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

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Miscellaneous Sites:
FBI Art Theft Program
L 'Enlevement de Ganymede

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Museo Virtual del Surrealismo

Myth Man - Greek Mythology Today
The Torture of Prometheus, 1868

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Gustave Moreau  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

La Tribune de l'Art (in French)  

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Gustave Moreau's "Archeological Allegory"

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Interrogating Gustave Moreau's Sphinx: Myth as Artistic Metaphor in the 1864 Salon

The New York Observer
"The Sublime Matisse Loved Ridiculous Gustave Moreau", article by Hilton Kramer

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Gustave Moreau: L'Assembleur De Reves 1826-1898


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