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symbolist movement

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(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) (usually capital) a movement beginning in French and Belgian poetry towards the end of the 19th century with the verse of Mallarmé, Valéry, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Maeterlinck, and others, and seeking to express states of mind rather than objective reality by making use of the power of words and images to suggest as well as denote
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Partly, he thinks, this is owing to a growing appreciation that far from being anomalies, the Pre-Raphaelites were part of a pan-European symbolist movement that swept through the 19th and into the 20th century.
Picasso frequented those places, as did Baudelaire, Rimbaud and other poets who launched the symbolist movement which, in turn, inspired T.
5) Valery Bryusov (1873-1924) was one of the principal members of the Russian Symbolist movement.
Her canvas is a dizzying, dazzling convergence of symbols, many of them possessed of the ambiguity prevalent in the Symbolist movement, an outpouring of intensely personal emotions and dreams and memories articulated by seemingly random icons and figures and splashes of bright, bold colors.
Any consideration of Wright's poetry and its place in African American (as well as American) literary tradition must begin with what by now are the traditional literary historical readings of the symbolist movement from the 1840s and 1850s.
The French Symbolist movement in literature had its beginnings with Charles Baudelaire's 1857 publication Les feurs du mal.
Eliot and Pound celebrated the fact that poetry now had at its disposal a plethora of new subjects and themes due to the Symbolist movement and recognized it as an important development in the shaping of a contemporary art form.
For the musician in all of us, the symbolist movement is equated with Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune as well as the desire of poets such as Verlaine and Mallarme to create music through their use of words and sounds.
And he tried to liberate the symbolist movement from all traces of decadence.
4: 491-492) that his reading of Symons' The Symbolist Movement in Literature (1908 edition) led Eliot to read poems by Symons, Wilde, and others from the nineties.
In the 2005 exhibition at The Hermitage Foundation, "Impressions of the North: Scandinavian Painting, 1800-1915," the foundation's Web site would agree to the symbolic nature of Jansson's works, stating, "Swedish artist Eugene Jansson's powerfully expressive swirling nightscapes incarnate the Symbolist movement.
In his public pronouncements and his artistic activities, Peladan embodied the idealist, occult, Satanic, and reactionary tendencies of the Symbolist movement in the best and worse ways.