Tuesday, November 09, 2010


The Apparition by Gustave Moreau, 1874-76, Louvre, Paris

In this watercolor painting by Moreau we see Salome's vision of the head John the Baptist is she remorseful or celebratory, it is hard to tell. Moreau was part of the Symbolism movement that paved the way for the Surrealist and Abstract artists who were to come.


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Kindly try to post (or link to) bigger versions of paintings so as to make it easier for us to watch it properly.

I think her look can also be interpreted as playful.

It is amazing how Moreau is skillful with water colors.

Martha said...

Hi - I generally only post lower resolution images on YDA because of storage and copyright issues, however I do provide links that generally have larger images.

Playful - that did not occur to me.

Thanks for reading.


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