The Voices , a small, delicate work on paper, is a paradigmatic example of the Symbolist style of the French painter Gustave Moreau. The scene is related to the theme of Hesiod and the Muses , one of the motifs of which the painter produced the most versions. The young Hesiod, the main figure in the composition, is attired in a hooded tunic with a shepherd’s crook, which recall his youthful years when he lived as a peasant, tending a flock of sheep. Read more...
- 22 x 12 cm
- Watercolor and gouache on paper
- © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Exhibited on USEUM for Scholarly use.
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