In the 1890s, when the artist first traveled to Europe, the Symbolist poets and painters were all the rage and so too was their collective quest for the truths behind surface reality ...Eventually, however, he returned to the Symbolist mode; in both “The Sleepers” and “The Genius of ...
The east German city of Leipzig is hoping a major exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of Max Klinger’s death will help raise awareness of his work. The pioneer of Symbolism was the best-known German sculptor of his generation, but today he is little known outside his home country ... He was creating installations before the concept existed ... .
At the end of the nineteenth century, the symbolists bubbled up throughout Europe and the Unites States to push against realism’s long-unchallenged stronghold over poetry and art. Naturalism, they declared, was dull and wholly beside the point of art ... that of Beauty. He alone decided what would and would not be included. Out ... “Mystical Symbolism ... .
in art history and criticism at Stony Brook University, contributes an essay to The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art... "With the words 'A new manifestation of art was … expected, necessary, inevitable,' Jean Moréas announced the advent of the Symbolist movement in 1886," notes a synopsis of the book.
Painting, Poetry, Music," Cornelia Homburg, is far more concerned with the influence of symbolist poets and avant-garde composers on the group than with the influence of scientific theories ... Fénéon publicized the symbolist writers as much as the Neoimpressionist painters and even helped write the principles of their movement.