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Mystery, Odilon Redon


European Symbolism--a complex movement that started in England with the English Pre-Raphaelites, moved to France, back to England to manifest itself in the movement of the Aesthetes, and then occupied an important place in Russian culture--encompassed literature, art, music, and intellectual thought. Read more

Rosina NeginskyToward Symbolism: Gustave Moreau and the Masters of the Past and his Contemporaries - Madame Lacambre

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) had a solid foundation in classical culture and was perceived by many as a history painter. When he treats traditional historical subjects or from Biblical or mythological subjects, he avoids narrative and stresses composition of his work-- color, movement and the expression of the characters he paints, and, importantly, the ideas that he cherishes. It is interesting to compare the treatment of similar subjects by Moreau and by different artists of the past. With help of specific examples, I will show how Moreau is different from earlier painters and how he introduces and develops purely symbolist iconography. Read more about Geneviève Lacambre

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Symbolism, the East, and Africa Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence at the CAA Annual Conference February 14, 2019

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