Symbolism
Symbolism
Symbolism
Symbolism

Symbolism

Symbolism was a broad international phenomenon but particularly present in france, where painters such as Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon turned their backs on realism, naturalism, and impressionism to populate their canvases with esoteric, often erotic, visions. In place of Monet’s light-suffused landscapes or the frank working-class subjects of Courbet, the symbolists turned to figures from literature, the bible, and greek mythology to express experiences of love, fear, anguish, death, sexual awakening, and unrequited desire. This book introduces symbolism’s great reach, intensity, and influence.

Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 96 pages