The Head of Orpheus

The Head of Orpheus by Jean Delville. Compare Gustave Moreau's similiarly entitled painting — another muthic depiction of the fate of the artist and poet in the nineteenth century ands therefore an image on the continuum with the Lady of Shalott.


Jullian, Philippe. The Symbolists. Trans. Mary Anne Stevens. London: Phaidon, 1973.

Decadents Painting

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