Symbolism (Late 19th century) Symbolism originated in France, and was part of a 19th-century movement in which art became infused with mysticism. French Symbolism was both a continuation of the Romantic tradition and a reaction to the realistic approach of impressionism. It served as a catalyst in the outgrowth of the darker sides of Romanticism and toward abstraction.
Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known as Jackson Pollock , was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting . During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety, a major artist of his generation. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life.
Claude Debussy (1908)
Fernand Edmond Jean Marie Khnopff (12 September 1858 – 12 November 1921) was a Belgian symbolist painter . [ edit ] Life [ edit ] Youth and training Fernand Khnopff was born to a wealthy family that was part of the high bourgeoisie for generations. Khnopff's ancestors had lived in Flanders since the early 17th century but were of Austrian and Portuguese descent.
Franz von Stuck, self-portrait Franz Stuck (February 24, 1863 – August 30, 1928), ennobled as Franz Ritter von Stuck in 1906, was a German symbolist / Art Nouveau painter , sculptor , engraver , and architect . [ edit ] Life and career The Sin , 1893
Jacek Malczewski (15 July 1854 – 8 October 1929) is one of the most revered painters of Poland , associated with the patriotic Young Poland movement following the century of Partitions . He is regarded as father of Polish Symbolism . In his creative output, Malczewski combined the predominant style of his times, with the historical motifs of Polish martyrdom , the Romantic ideals of independence, the Christian and Greek traditions, folk mythology, as well as his love of natural environment. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Malczewski was born in Radom , [ 3 ] part of Congress Poland controlled by the Russian Empire. During his childhood and early teen years he was greatly influenced by his father Julian, a Polish patriot and social activist who introduced him to the world of Romantic literature inspired by the November Uprising .
La mort du fossoyeur ("The death of the gravedigger") by Carlos Schwabe is a visual compendium of symbolist motifs. Death and angels , pristine snow, and the dramatic poses of the characters all express symbolist longings for transfiguration "anywhere, out of the world." Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French , Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.