Symbolism in Painting

"Cyclops" Odilon Redon (1840–1916)

Symbolism in Painting

I believe that Symbolist painting, especially in the late nineteenth century, obtained much of its power by borrowing techniques from poetry–by becoming, in effect, a poem written in a language of paint. I discuss (and show many examples from) paintings by Rossetti, Redon, Rops, Delville,and others from the fin de siècle, as well as some works from the Renaissance and from the late twentieth century, particularly those by Keith Haring.

Keith Haring

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