Thursday, April 2, 2009


Symbolism was a late-nineteenth century art movement that was "largely a reaction against Naturalism and Realism, anti-idealistic movements which attempted to capture reality in its gritty particularity, and to elevate the humble and the ordinary over the ideal...Symbolism in art represents an outgrowth of the darker, gothic, side of Romanticism; but where Romanticism was impetuous and rebellious, Symbolist art was static and hieratic." -Wikipedia

Gustave Moreau

Arnold Bocklin

Felicien Rops

Carlos Schwabe

1 comment:

Allie said...

So creepy and weird and wonderful. Love the first one the most.