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More chimeras

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The Chimera (1867) by Gustave Moreau.

It’s no easy task to catalogue all the chimeras that proliferate between the numerous examples in the work of Gustave Moreau to those produced before the First World War. Consider this a sample, then, and a pointer to further research. Several of these artists—Malczewski, Ernst, Brauner—returned to theme many times.

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The Sphinx: “My gaze, which nothing can deflect, passes through the things and remains fixed on an inaccessible horizon.” The Chimera: “I am weightless and joyful.” (1889) by Odilon Redon.

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The Chimera’s Despair (1892) by Alexandre Séon.

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Pan and Chimera (c. 1895) by Luc-Olivier Merson.

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Artist and Chimera (1906) by Jacek Malczewski.

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The Sphinx and the Chimera (1906) by Louis Welden Hawkins.

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The Sphinx and the Chimera (1921) by John Singer Sargent.

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Chimera (aka Astarte) (1926) by Nicholas Kalmakoff.

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Chimera (1928) by Max Ernst.

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Untitled (Chimera) (1940) by Victor Brauner.

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Chimère du soir (1961) by Leonor Fini.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The chimeras of Dimitrie Paciurea

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Andy

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    Wow,powerful images,thanks. Somehow, the song Manticore by Cradle seems to be fitting soundtrack to these…

 




 

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