Whether it be fear, anguish, or unrequited desire, Symbolist painters believed that art should reflect an emotion or idea rather than be a realistic representation of the natural world. This book brings together some of the most prominent images that resulted from their mysterious, spiritual, and seductive visual language.
Each book in Taschen’s Basic Genre series features a detailed, illustrated introduction to the movement and approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions. The most prominent works are each presented on a two-page spread including a full-page image and an accompanying interpretation, along with the artist’s portrait and a brief biography.
Author: Norbert Wolf
21 x 26 cm (8.3 x 10.2 in)