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Author Gibson, Michael, 1929-2017.

Title Symbolism / Michael Gibson ; conception: Gilles Neret
Published Koln : Benedikt Taschen, [1995]
Koln : Benedikt Taschen, c1995


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  709.0347 Gib/Sym  AVAILABLE
Description 255 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 33 cm
Contents The Great upheaval -- France -- Great Britain and the United States -- Belgium and the Netherlands -- German-speaking countries and Scandinavia -- The Slav countries -- The Mediterranean countries -- Post-symbolism -- Biographies -- Selected bibliography -- Table of ilustrations
Summary "To clothe the idea in perceptible form" proposed the poet Jean Moteas in his 1886 Manifesto of Symbolism. It was in France and Belgium, the cradles of literary Symbolism, that Symbolist painting was born. It plunged headlong into the cultural space opened up by the poetry of Baudelaire and Mallarme and by the operas of Wagner. Symbolist painters sought not to represent appearances but to express "the idea", and the imaginary therefore plays an important part in their work. "Dream", was their credo; they execrated, with a fanatical hatred, impressionism, realism, naturalism, and the scientistic. The main principle of Symbolism, that of "correspondences", was to attain harmony between all the different arts, or even to realise the total work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) that Wagner had dreamt of creating
Analysis Symbolism (Art movement)
Symbolism in art
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-247) and index
Notes Includes illustration captions translated from the French
Subject Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Europe.
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- Europe.
Art, Modern -- 19th century.
Symbolism (Art movement)
Symbolism (Art movement) -- Europe.
Author Néret, Gilles.
ISBN 3822893242