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Symbolism, Free Poster
~ turn of the century (19-20th) European movement in literature, theatre, music and painting.
~ Prime years were 1880-1910 with overlap on both poles.
~ akin to the Pre-Raphaelites, Romantics and Aesthetics.
~ a reaction against naturalism and realism.
~ Symbolists explored their imagination, dreams, and unconscious selves.
~ were drawn to metaphoric imagery, suggestive forms and symbolic meaning.
~ intellectual expressionism using messages and esoteric references.
~ narrative content dominated.
EDWARD MUNCH, 1863-1944, Norwegian
~ intense, psychological themes built upon late 19th-century Symbolism
~ influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.
~ "My father was temperamentally nervous and obsessively religious—to the point of psychoneurosis. From him I inherited the seeds of madness. The angels of fear, sorrow, and death stood by my side since the day I was born."
~ "In my art, I attempt to explain life and its meaning to myself."
~ most well-known work is "The Scream" which was conceived thusly: ”I was walking down the road with 2 friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature."