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Esthètes et magiciensL'art fin de siècle

Read & Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Philippe Jullian

Astic Gustave Moreau; their most obvious expression was 'Art Nouveau' a style closely interwoven with sinuous and half unconscious eroticism Philippe Julian takes the reader on a conducted tour through the bizarre symbolism of this half forgotten world introducing him to a large number of writers and artists Many of these artistsMoreau; Toorop the brilliant half Balinese half Dutch painter and draftsman; the French Odilon Redon the great master of Symbolist art; the Viennese Klimt; and the Belgian Khnopffhave been known for some time to a few enthusiasts; In thi. The strength of this book is the attention given to the literary influence on this variably fashionable but consistently interesting period of creativity There are some scholarly errors here and by no means should this be considered the cornerstone work of the period For example the author compares Kubin to Ensor with the explanation that they are similar but Ensor doesn't show the Asian influences of Klinger Ensor's parents were shop owners that specialized in Asian collectibles his sister married an Asian merchant and Ensor repeatedly painted the vases and prints that populated the shop He painted his sister in Asian clothing His work is most certainly informed by a knowledge of eastern art and the author's oversight here is egregiously incorrect That didn't prevent me from enjoying the book and the large collection of rarely seen prints from Moreau Schwob Toroop and many other artists of the period that are not exactly common stock are great There are many references to writers such as Rodenbach Jarry Huysmans and the many other decadent poets that influenced these artists but I think that there is a misleading trend to define symbolism as a purely literary movement Much of the formalism seen in movements such as futurism had foundations in symbolist art and the innovations of artists like Klimt Toroop and Gerstle can't be easily pinned to a literary foundation music had broken away from literary dependence long before the recognized symbolist painters reached the same conclusions Even the most lazy scholar can read the titles of Klimt paintings and realize that a scholarly appreciation of music informed his style Style defining nit picking aside Jullian casts a wide enough net for most fans of weird and dreamy art to find something to interest them in the often misunderstood work of symbolist visual art and fans of symbolist literature will find a wealth of resources that will enable then to draw their own conclusions about this very fertile period of creative expression

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S lively study their inventiveness and skill are explored afresh and their fantastic imaginings and weird symbolism exposed to a sometimes ironic light Proud of their romantic appearance extravagant habits and outrageous conduct the artists of the 'mauve nineties' drew on a wide range of writers for their ideas including not only Poe Baudelaire Swinburne and Wilde but also less well known and stranger poets The book ends with a short anthology of Symbolist themes taken from these writers and 149 pictures drawn from museums and collection in the Europe and the US. 45 Stars

Read & Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Philippe Jullian

There have been few movements in the history of Western art as strange as that of the Decadents of the last uarter of the 19th Century While public attention was preoccupied with the Impressionists many painters were reacting in a totally differentand imaginative wayto the grim horrors of the new industrial society around them The roots of the Decadents as these artists came to call themselves were to be found in the poetic visions of the English Pre Raphaelites of the 1850s Their first great Continental exponent was a brilliant and neglected painter of the fant. Absolutely central to my development as an artist and as a human I've been rereading this every few years since I was 12 to remind me where I came from and where I still want to go

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Esthètes et magiciensL'art fin de siècle
  • Philippe Jullian
  • English
  • 23 July 2019
  • 9780275742805