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Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra  1876

by Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau developed a highly personal vision that combined history, myth, mysticism, and a fascination with the exotic and bizarre. Rooted in the Romantic tradition, Moreau focused on the expression of timeless enigmas of human existence rather than on recording or capturing the realities of the material world. [br] Long fascinated with the myth of Hercules, Moreau g...
179.3 × 154 cm (70 9/16 × 60 5/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago