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Symbolist Art By Edward Lucie-Smith

Symbolist Art by Edward Lucie-Smith

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Symbolism began as a literary movement in France with the poetry of Baudelaire and Rimbaud. It spilled over into the visual arts in the late-19th century as a rejection of Impressionism, associated with painters such as Puvis de Chavannes, Moreau and Redon, and later Gauguin and Roualt.

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Symbolist Art by Edward Lucie-Smith

Though the Symbolist heyday in Paris was short-lived, the movement had an influence on painting in both duration and geographical range. Important Symbolist painters were at work in places as remote from one another as Munch in Oslo, Klimt in Vienna, and the young Picasso in Barcelona. It is through Symbolism, too, that the relationship between the English painting of the later nineteenth century and what was taking place in Europe can be explained. Edward Lucie-Smith's important study throws light upon the origins of Modernism, and upon the development of painting and sculpture in the final years of the century. 185 illus., 24 in color.

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Symbolist Art by Edward Lucie-Smith
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