A place for all concretizations of the symbolist school. Symbolisme was an artistic movement developped primarily in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium at the turn of the Nineteenth Century into the Twentieth (Fin-de-siècle.)
Although it is widely ignored in the present, in favor of concurrent schools like the Impressionists and Art Nouveau, Symbolism was highly influential, polemic and iconoclastic. It's central themes were often dark and reflective of the preoccupation with decadence and doom that plagued many individuals during the fin-de-siècle period.
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Voilà, les rêveurs de la décadence...
The first time I ever read RIP I thought it referred to the sound a page makes when you tear it out of a book. As in well, you are being riiiiiiiipped out of the encyclopedia of existent people, and therefore, you will no longer be relevant as you’ve been riiiiiiiipped from the collective consciousness.
To a certain extent, I’m not really convinced that my thoughts were entirely incorrect, to be honest. I think the only people who don’t RIP you in this manner after you cease to live are the people who truly loved you to the extent where they cannot conceive of a reality that does not include you. They cannot riiiiiiiip you because that would mean they would be tearing a part of themselves away.
Yeah, I’m sure that’s what that means and the whole ‘Rest In Peace’ acronymization was merely retrofitted to
obfuscate the true significance.
…Who are some of your favorite Symbolist artists?