Joseph-Emile Millocheau (1856-x)
[Joseph-Emile Millochau, Joseph Emile Millocheau, Emile Millochau]
||Cabanel, Feyen-Perri and Cormon
We have already given one artistic version of the conflicting ancient stories of the death of Orpheus.
From the easel of Emile Joseph Millochau comes an episode of another. He adopts the tale that instead
of having been killed by a thunderbolt from Jove, Orpheus, having refused to worship Dionysus,
was by the latter's command torn to pieces by the Maenades or Bacchantes. The artist shows one
of the repentant Maenades, who has stolen away from her companions and is mourning over the
head of the singer in whose cruel slaughter she assisted.
The artist is a native of Paris, and was a pupil of Cabanel and of Feyen Perrin.
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