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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A Panaszfal bejaratanal Jeruzsalemben (részlet-1)... - Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry - www.symbolism-in-art.org
A Panaszfal bejaratanal Jeruzsalemben (részlet-1)...
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry
Zrinyi kirohanása, 1903 - Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Zrinyi kirohanása, 1903
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry
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
Baalbek (részlet-3), 1906 - Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Baalbek (részlet-3), 1906
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry
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
A Panaszfal bejaratanal Jeruzsalemben (részlet-2)... - Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry - www.symbolism-in-art.org
A Panaszfal bejaratanal Jeruzsalemben (részlet-2)...
Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry
Pallas Athena, 1898 - Franz von Stuck - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Pallas Athena, 1898
Franz von Stuck
Faun, einer Amsel zupfeifend, 1863 - Arnold Böcklin - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Faun, einer Amsel zupfeifend, 1863
Arnold Böcklin
Calavera du jarabe doutretombe - Jose Guadalupe Posada - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Calavera du jarabe doutretombe
Jose Guadalupe Posada
The Cyclops - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
The Cyclops
Odilon Redon

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