Orpheus and Eurydice, 1910


Oil on canvasexpand_more

The Putnam Dana McMillan Fundexpand_more  68.1

In Greek mythology, Orpheus is portrayed as a poet and musician from Thrace whose lyre playing could charm all who heard his seductive music. In this representation, Eurydice, the wood nymph who became Orpheus's wife, kneels transfixed by his song.

Like many Symbolist artists, Denis explored the power of music as a theme in his art, hoping to make the visual arts as lyrical and suggestive as sound itself.

Orpheus and Eurydice
Artist Life
1870 - 1943
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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