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.
Ce blog est dedié au travail de Philippe Jullian dans ce genre.
I do not own the rights for these images. If you so request, I will remove them.Voilà, les rêveurs de la décadence...
rolandscapes asked: I love your blog and also have a great feeling of affinity with the Symbolists. There were a guiding light for me as an art student in 1973, after finding Dreamers of Decadence, and Jullian's other book The Symbolists. I do wish you would post more, you find pieces seen less often. Best, Mark Roland
Thanks so much for your kind words! It pleases me immensely to learn that not only is this not a futile effort, but that there are so many of us who appreciate Symbolism! I love that you also love it, too.
I will do my best to post more often now that I am aware that you want me to do so.
Once again, thank you for making my day!
museoleum asked: Love this blog, perfect. I post Decadent and Symbolist art from the fin-de-siècle on my art thesis blog, fetishofsilence - please keep blogging these wonderful misunderstood masterpieces.
For me, the only pleasure greater than coming across these artworks that stir the mind & ignite the soul, is being able to pass along those sentiments by simply sharing said images & the stories behind them.
I had the privilege of first studying Symbolism & Decadence, in a superb seminar on everything Belle Epoque France, &, to have gotten to write about Belgian Symbolism. It’s always a welcome surprise to meet others who are familiar with what it’s all about! Thanks for your wonderful feedback. I will definitely take a look at your blog.
To be honest, I was rather stunned that there was no tumblr dedicated exclusively to the subject so, I went ahead and made this one. After all, I agree with you that the bizarrely beautiful work of these transcendental artists should be kept alive.
If there are glaring omissions, or, if you find any pieces that you think should be added to the collection, please do not hesitate to submit them for posting.