Gustave Moreau


“Orpheus” (1865) from Gustave Moreau, a French Symbolist painter (1826-1898).

Orpheus was the son of Apollo and the Muse Calliope. His father gave him a a lyre and he taught to play upon it, which he did with such perfection that nobody could withstand the charm of his music. Read more about the tragic story of Orpheus and Eurydice at This painting can be found in Musée D’Orsay in Paris. In Paris you can also found the Musée Gustave Moreau, his former house with a nice collection of his paintings.