Ruins being slowly destroyed by the sea, a sacred grove, and above all his most famous work, Island of the Dead.
A succession of impending landscapes which culminate in ‘Villa by the Sea’, a mysterious Mediterranean view. An early symbolist?
A story of horrific brutality set in Carthage after the First Punic War may not seem ideal for paintings. But at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was.
A painting based on one of Schubert’s songs expressing the inevitability of death, a Christ-like fisherman, and sacred groves – from one of the fathers of Symbolism.
Paintings by Puvis were the antithesis of realism, Impressionism, and the Academic. They became popular after the Franco-Prussian War.
In the first article about the Symbolist painting of Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899), I showed a selection of his […]
One of the most famous, and most collected, Symbolists of the end of the nineteenth century was Giovanni […]
Examples from William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Delacroix, and an enigmatic painting of Wales.
The use of symbols in paintings from the Renaissance to the start of the nineteenth century, with van Eyck, Rubens, Girodet, and others.
What became of those who had been Nabis in the early 20th century? These four never completely abandoned their Nabi roots, as seen in their paintings.