Great Paintings: Le Sacrifice d’Iphigénie by Paul Delvaux

Le Sacrifice d’Iphigénie
Source: Christies

Yesterday, I discussed Félix Vallotton’s-a Modernist artist-approach to the legend of Perseus and Andromeda. While Vallotton’s version of this subject is well known, he was far from the only Modernist artist to tackle mythological subjects. Belgian Surrealist Paul Delvaux was clearly fascinated by mythological and classical scenes, which figure heavily in his work.