The Chimera | Gustave Moreau | 1867

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Size: 11"x14"

The painting "The Chimera" by Gustave Moreau, created around 1867, depicts a striking mythological scene. In this artwork, a female figure, which could represent a muse or a mythical nymph, is gently embracing a Chimera. The Chimera is classically characterized as a monstrous creature composed of parts from different animals, usually depicted with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. However, in Moreau's interpretation, the creature has the hindquarters of a horse and large, dark wings, blending various animalistic traits to create a unique and fantastical being. The background is ethereal and indistinct, giving the sense of an otherworldly encounter. The figures are poised as if in mid-flight, with the Chimera's hoof resting on the edge of a crag, enhancing the dramatic and surreal quality of the scene. Moreau's work is known for its Symbolist style, rich in allegorical content and mythological references, and this painting is a quintessential example of his enigmatic and imaginative approach to art.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
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  • Contains no plastic



11 x 14 Inches = 28 cm x 35.5 cm

16 x 20 Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm

24 x 32 Inches = 61 cm x 81.3 cm