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Gustave Moreau (1826 - 1898) French, Symbolist

 The Apparition. Gustave Moreau c. 1876

one of the greatest paintings of all time

Without free will, art remains bound by the chains imposed by the clergy. Imagination must be permitted to take wing and fly as the stout pigeon in the park flutters in the garden of magnificence and finally lunacy. ~ Gustav Moreau Quote

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Symbolist Painting -  emotional effects, emotional experience, avant-garde, nineteenth-century, Les Fleurs du mal, Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, psychological depths, symbolic colors, exaggerated imagery, human psyche, exaggeration, primitivism, transparent colors, self-expression, expression intensity,  psychological, symbolic themes, universal subject matter, industrial modern age, individual genius, sense of otherness, otherworldly

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