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Unsettling Paintings by Great Artists- “Diomedes Being Eaten by His Horses” by Gustave Moreau

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Diomedes Being Eaten by His Horses is a watercolor painting by French symbolist painter Gustave Moreau that depicts the dramatic climax from the 8th labor of Hercules, who was ordered to capture the four flesh-eating horses belonging to King Diomedes. Hercules killed the king in battle and fed his body to the horses.

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