Symbolism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Symbolism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Category: 1 (Schools of poetry)

Category: 2 (Aesthetics topics)

Symbolism- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Schools of poetry” and “Aesthetics topics” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Symbolism is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Symbolism renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Precursors and origins, Symbolists and decadents & The Symbolist Manifesto.

There are other art movements such as “Realism,” “Conceptual art,” and “Cubism” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Symbolism come from other art styles such as Gustav Klimt, James Ensor, Fernand Khnopff, Edvard Munch, and Edward Burne-Jones.

This art movement (Symbolism) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “The Yellow Christ,” “The Death of the Gravedigger,” and “Bathing of a Red Horse.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “The Kiss” comes at first place which is beautiful, “The Crying Spider,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Symbolism student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Schools of poetry (artistic approach)” and “Aesthetics topics (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Schools of poetry”-A Category.

SYMBOLISM was an art movement, and if you want to read about Symbolism comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Gustav Klimt, James Ensor, Fernand Khnopff, Edvard Munch, and Edward Burne-Jones.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Symbolism Characteristic section.

Symbolism- Characteristics

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Symbolism- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Symbolism?

Symbolism is an art movement, and the Symbolism artist tries to express artistic thought through Symbolism paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Gustav Klimt, James Ensor, and Fernand Khnopff who defined this art style through their artworks such as “The Yellow Christ,” “The Death of the Gravedigger” and “Bathing of a Red Horse.”

Thus Symbolism is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Realism,” “Conceptual art,” “Cubism” etc.

  1. Why is Symbolism still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Symbolism paintings/artworks and fame of Symbolism artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “The Yellow Christ,” “The Death of the Gravedigger” and “The Kiss.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “The Yellow Christ,” “The Kiss,” “Bathing of a Red Horse.”

These Symbolism paintings show the popularity of this art style. Gustav Klimt, Edward Burne-Jones, and Fernand Khnopff are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Symbolism?

Symbolism is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Symbolism was the way of expression for “Edward Burne-Jones,” “Fernand Khnopff,” and “Gustav Klimt.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Schools of poetry” and “Aesthetics topics.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Symbolism artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Symbolism artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Schools of poetry) and visual expression (Aesthetics topics).

  1. What are the features of Symbolism?

This art style is trendy; Symbolism emerged in 1857 as a/an Symbolism movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Edvard Munch,” “Gustav Klimt” and “Edward Burne-Jones.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Symbolism movement, then you should read about “Gustav Klimt” and “James Ensor.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Schools of poetry” and “Aesthetics topics.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Symbolism- Five topmost artists

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Symbolism- Introduction of these artists.

1st GUSTAV KLIMT– Gustav Klimt is the artist of Symbolism art movement who played a vital role in the Symbolism art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is July 14, 1862, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as University of Munich (Austrian symbolist painter). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Symbolism artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- University of Munich (Austrian symbolist painter).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Symbolism art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Bathing of a Red Horse,” “The Death of the Gravedigger,” “The Yellow Christ,” “The Crying Spider” and “The Kiss.”

Notable works:- Judith II (1909) & The Blind Man 1896.

Qualification:- University of Munich (Austrian symbolist painter).

2nd JAMES ENSOR– The date of birth of James Ensor is 13 April 1860, this artist was born during the Symbolism period when the Symbolism art movement was on the peak wherein James Ensor had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 13 APRIL 1860, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Commander of the Order of Leopold (Belgian painter and printmaker).

Notable works:- The Rower, 1883 & Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889.

Qualification:- Commander of the Order of Leopold (Belgian painter and printmaker).

3rd FERNAND KHNOPFF– This name also emerged during the Symbolism art movement. The artwork demand of Fernand Khnopff is a little bit lesser than Gustav Klimt.

But the artworks of this artist (Fernand Khnopff) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgian painter).

Notable works:- Portrait of Marguerite Khnopff (1887) & The Garden (1886).

Qualification:- Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels (Belgian painter).

4th EDVARD MUNCH– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal School of Art and Design (Norwegian painter).  Edvard Munch is the artist of the Symbolism art movement who also played a vital role in the Symbolism art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 12 December 1863, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Royal School of Art and Design (Norwegian painter).

Notable works:- Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm, 1895 & Standing Nude (1887).

Qualification:- Royal School of Art and Design (Norwegian painter).

5th EDWARD BURNE-JONES– The date of birth of this artist is 28 August 1833, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium (English artist and designer). The artworks demand of Edward Burne-Jones is a little bit lesser than Gustav Klimt.

But then also, paintings of this Symbolism artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Sidonia by Borcke, 1860 & The Beguiling of Merlin, 1874.

Qualification:- Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium (English artist and designer).

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