Death and Life
Death and Life
Death and Life (detail)
Death and Life (detail)
Death and Life (detail)
Death and Life (detail)
The Dance of Life
The Dance of Life
The Three Brides
The Three Brides
The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon Moves Towards Infinity
The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon Moves Towards Infinity
Jupiter and Semele
Jupiter and Semele
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Introducing: Symbolism

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The Symbolism Movement courtesy of The Art Story.

As opposed to Impressionism, in which the emphasis was on the reality of the created paint surface itself, Symbolism was both an artistic and a literary movement that suggested ideas through symbols and emphasized the meaning behind the forms, lines, shapes, and colors. The works of some of its proponents exemplify the ending of the tradition of representational art coming from Classical times. Symbolism can also be seen as being at the forefront of modernism, in that it developed new and often abstract means to express psychological truth and the idea that behind the physical world lay a spiritual reality. Symbolists could take the ineffable, such as dreams and visions, and give it form. (The Art Story)

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Death and Life (detail)
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The Dance of Life
The Three Brides
The Three Brides
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The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon Moves Towards Infinity
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Jupiter and Semele