Friday, December 07, 2007

Riddle Me This

Oedipus and the Sphinx by Gustav Moreau, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Moreau captures the tension as the Sphinx asks Oedipus that simple riddle that eluded so many before him.

1 comment:

Locust-Eater said...

The sphinx almost seems to defy gravity. And what is with Oedipus' garment. That cvant' be practical. And does he have a chicken with him? What is that in the lower right corner?

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