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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The Plague, 1898 - Arnold Böcklin - www.symbolism-in-art.org
The Plague, 1898
Arnold Böcklin
Portrait of a Woman, 1912 - Fernand Khnopff - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Portrait of a Woman, 1912
Fernand Khnopff
Apollos Chariot3 - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Apollos Chariot3
Odilon Redon
A Toiler - John White Alexander - www.symbolism-in-art.org
A Toiler
John White Alexander
The Good Samaritan, 1852 - George Frederick Watts - www.symbolism-in-art.org
The Good Samaritan, 1852
George Frederick Watts
Nymph on Pans Shoulders 1874 - Arnold Böcklin - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Nymph on Pans Shoulders 1874
Arnold Böcklin
Adam And Eve - George Frederick Watts - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Adam And Eve
George Frederick Watts
Christ In Silence - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Christ In Silence
Odilon Redon
Faun Whistling to a Blackbird  1875 - Arnold Böcklin - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Faun Whistling to a Blackbird 1875
Arnold Böcklin
Portrait of the artist's sister, Marguerite Khnopff - Fernand Khnopff - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Portrait of the artist's sister, Marguerite Khnopff
Fernand Khnopff
Orpheus - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Orpheus
Odilon Redon
Andromeda - Odilon Redon - www.symbolism-in-art.org
Andromeda
Odilon Redon

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