Back when Gustave Moreau’s Museum was deserted, André Breton was the only one to defend this artist, who is best known for having taught Matisse and Rouault, among other fauves. Part of the renewed interest in Moreau is due to the revival of symbolism and the nostalgia trend. His work offers a general outlook on turn-of-the-century tastes by blending the neo-Renaissance “goldsmith” style of the German Nazarene school of art with studies in pure painting that adumbrate the coming of lyrical abstracts.



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