Symbolism appeared in Europe and the United States between the 1880s and the early 20th century. The Symbolists, fascinated with ancient mythology, attempted to escape the reign of rational thought imposed by science. They wished to transcend the world of the visible and the rational in order to attain the world of pure thought, constantly flirting with the limits of the unconscious.
About the Author
Nathalia Brodskaya has been a curator at the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg since 1961. As an author, she has published monographies on Rousseau, Renoir, Derain, Vlaminck, Vallotton and Van Dongen and books on the Fauves and Naïve Art. She is currently working on a study of French painters from the end of the 19th and the 20th century.
Series: Art of Century
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 1st July 2007
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 24.6 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.14