James Ensor (1865-1949)

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Skeletons Fighting Over a Pickled Herring, 1891

Alfred Kubin (1877-1959)

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Wassergeist (Water Spirit), 1905

Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)

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The Dancer’s Reward, 1894
Oscar Wilde’s Salomé

Jean Delville (1867-1953)

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Les Trésors de Sathan, 1895

Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835)

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Sappho at Leucate, 1801

According to a legend started by Athenian playwright Menander, Sappho committed suicide by leaping from the Leucadian cliffs over the unrequited love of ferryman Phaeon. This is not considered credible by historians.

Cornelis van Haarlem (1562-1638)

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Two Followers of Cadmus Devoured by a Dragon, 1588

Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)

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Jason and Medea Capture the Golden Fleece. Medea is pouring liquid on the dragon who guards the fleece, placing a spell. 1806