Oil on linen
The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund
- The Greco-Roman story of Orpheus (ORR-fee-us) tells of the power of poetry and music to enchant all natural things.
- Orpheus and his mythology appealed to the
artists who sought an ideal synthesis of music, poetry, and the visual arts.
- The colors, lines, and forms in Maurice (more-EES) Denis's (de-NEE) painting of Orpheus and Eurydice (yoo-ree-DEE-chay) convey a
sense of rhythm and harmony.