Gustave Moreau

(1826 - 1898)
Moreau was born in Paris and trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. The work of Delacroix - and that of Theodore Chassériau, who was an admirer of Delacroix's and a friend of Moreau's - was a great influence on his development. He visited Italy (1857-9) and developed an interest in Byzantine art and the primitive Italian painters.

Moreau sought to p...
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