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Orpheus and Eurydice

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Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus and Eurydice
Maurice Denis
Oil on linen
The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund

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  • 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 SYMBOLIST 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.
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