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Venus Rising from the Sea by Gustave Moreau, 1866. Current location: Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Gustave Moreau (1826 - 1898) was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists.

Dirck de Quade van Ravesteyn, Venus Riding a Satyr, 1602-1608, via http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venus_Riding_a_Satyr.jpg

Jacques Louis David, Oedipus and the Sphinx. Art Experience NYC www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial