Gustave Moreau – French Symbolist Painter

Gustave Moreau (1826 – 1898) was a French Symbolist painter who focused on biblical and mythological themes. Symbolists believed that art should represent absolute truths that could only be described and depicted indirectly. Moreau painted over 8000 works in his career. He was a teacher at the Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts late in his life. To some Gustave was regarded as a precursor to Surrealism. Our pattern set includes many of his known works including Oedipus and the Sphinx, The Apparition, The Unicorne, Eve, Cleopatra, The Sirens, The Chimera, Galatea, and Thracian Girl Carrying the Head of Orpheus

Patterns Included In This Set

Self Portrait

Thracian Girl Carrying the Head of Orpheus


Oedipus and the Sphinx



The Toilet


The Victorious Sphinx

Hesiod and the Muse

Jason and Medea


Third Station of the Cross

The Voices

Apollo and the Nine Muses

St. Sebastian and the Angel


Helene Glorifee

Copy of Raphael’s Cherub

Sappho in Leucadia

The Sirens

The Chimera

The Apparition

Le Cavalier

The Unicorne

The Young Man and Death