No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream.

Gustave Moreau

Orpheus 1865

Gustave Moreau (6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) was a French Symbolist painter whose main focus was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter of literary ideas rather than visual images, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists, who saw him as a precursor to their movement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Moreau

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