Music’s Over, Dead Orpheus
Dead Orpheus Music’s Over, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Original painting available from Saatchi Art
Music’s Over. In this painting Orpheus is depicted being carried on the River of Oblivion after his death at the hands of the Maenads. The paintings other title, “The Music’s Over”, symbolizes Orpheus as the corpus of a musical tradition. Orpheus represents the embodiment of a musical tradition as a whole that has come to an end.