The image is evocative: As soon as I saw it, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead started playing in my head!
I could not recall ever listening to this piece of music. Inspired by Mr. Sutherland's comment, I listened to Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Poem Op. 29 while simultaneously studying Adolf Hirémy's haunting painting. The two works complement each other remarkably well and blend to create a rather moving experience.
If you have twenty minutes to spare, I highly recommend giving it a try.