'Duncan wished he could find a way whereby he could express the sense of wonder and naturalness he saw in Moreau's work. He wanted to paint in a way similar to the way Moreau worked . . .'
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Similarity to A Peri
The previous post of Moreau's Peri reminded me of John Duncan's painting of Heptu Bidding Farewell to the City of Obb, painted in 1909, shown below. Sure enough, there is plenty of similarity. Heptu is riding a hippogriff, with the body of a horse, head and wings of an eagle and the tail of a serpent. It was about this time that Duncan visited Paris galleries, seeking out the work of Moreau. They were both symbolists and had similar interests.