MOREAU, Gustave Oedipus the Wayfarer c.1888

MOREAU, Gustave Oedipus the Wayfarer c.1888








































Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)
Oil on canvas, 49 1/8 x 37 3/8 inches (125 x 95 cm)
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Metz
Symbolism.

Unlike her other victims, Oedipus could answer the riddle of the winged monster and thus saved himself and the besieged Thebans.

A narrow escape from a creature half monster, half angel - psychosis

Tags: 1800, monster, moreau, oedipus, riddle, story, sfinx, wayfarer, wings

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