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Oedipus and the Sphinx by Gustave Moreau - Famous Art - Handmade Oil Painting on Canvas


The story of Oedipus and the sphinx is a favorite subject in art. Among the famous depictions of this classic Greek story is the 1864 painting by Gustave Moreau. Oedipus and the Sphinx features the scene in the story where Oedipus is confronted by the sphinx; that he must solve the riddle first in order to save his right. But instead of staying true to traditional depictions, Moreau depicted the scene in a magical and revolutionary way. In the painting, a semi-naked Oedipus is in a sensual contact with the sphinx. They stand like lovers on top of a cliff. This made a mark in Moreau’s mid-career and remains as one of the artist’s most popular painting. 

Size: 100 cm (h) x 52 cm(w)
39 in (h) x 20 in (w)

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Material: Oil Paint on Canvas

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