Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the movement had its roots in Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire greatly admired and translated into French, were a significant influence and the source of many stock tropes and images. The aesthetic was developed by Stephane Mallarme and Paul Verlaine during the 1860s and '70s. In the 1880s, the aesthetic was articulated through a series of manifestoes and attracted a generation of writers. The label "symbolist" itself comes from the critic Jean Moreas, who coined it in order to distinguish the symbolists from the related decadent movement in literature and art.

Distinct from, but related to, the movement in literature, symbolism in art represents an outgrowth of the darker, gothic side of Romanticism; but where Romanticism was impetuous and rebellious, symbolist art was static and hieratic.

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La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 - Jose Guadalupe Posada - www.symbolism-in-art.org
La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913
Jose Guadalupe Posada
Savaoph, God the Father, 1885-96 - Viktor Vasnetsov - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Savaoph, God the Father, 1885-96
Viktor Vasnetsov
The Unsmiling Tsarevna (Nesmeyana). 1916-1926 - Viktor Vasnetsov - www.symbolism-in-art.org
The Unsmiling Tsarevna (Nesmeyana). 1916-1926
Viktor Vasnetsov
Entombing, 1896 - Viktor Vasnetsov - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Entombing, 1896
Viktor Vasnetsov
The Welsh at Mametz Wood - Christopher Williams - www.symbolism-in-art.org
The Welsh at Mametz Wood
Christopher Williams
Confiding Secrets - Edmond-Francois Aman-Jean - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Confiding Secrets
Edmond-Francois Aman-Jean
Female Nude - Fernand Khnopff - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Female Nude
Fernand Khnopff
Underwater Vision2 - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Underwater Vision2
Odilon Redon
A Nagy Tarpatak volgye a Tatraban (részlet), 1904... - Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry - www.symbolism-in-art.org
A Nagy Tarpatak volgye a Tatraban (részlet), 1904...
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry
The Black Pegasus - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
The Black Pegasus
Odilon Redon
A French Soldier Under A Blossom Tree - Lucien Levy-Dhurmer - www.symbolism-in-art.org
A French Soldier Under A Blossom Tree
Lucien Levy-Dhurmer
Odysseus and Calypso, 1883 - Arnold Böcklin - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Odysseus and Calypso, 1883
Arnold Böcklin

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