Monday, April 4, 2016

Paint Is the Language of God: The Gospel According to Gustave Moreau

By Tim Keane
Gustave Moreau, “Le Christ et Madeleine (Noli me Tangere)” (1889), oil on wood, 32 x 25.5 inches (courtesy Nahmad Contemporary)
NEW YORK---What’s Gustave Moreau doing hanging out with John Currin, Wade Guyton, and Damien Hirst? Moreau, the most inventive old-school artist of nineteenth-century French painting, would likely be baffled by the company that eight of his paintings are keeping in Nahmad Contemporary’s current show, Les Fleurs du Mal. Les Fleurs du Mal continues at Nahmad Contemporary (980 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, Manhattan) through April 9. [link]