• Georges Rochegrosse: Not Always an Orientalist

    1 month ago - By Art Contrarian

    Le Chevalier aux fleurs - 1884The painting shown above is by Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse (1858-1938) - Wikipedia entry here. It's perhaps his most famous work because it is huge and was hung in Paris' popular Musée d'Orsay the last few times I visited there. According to the museum's Web site , it shows Wagner's Parsifal while on his quest:
    "Rochegrosse depicts the moment when Parsifal, the chaste hero destined to find the Holy Grail, has just struck down the guardians of the castle of the magician Klingsor. He moves away into the enchanted garden, deaf to the calls of the flower maidens...
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