Symbolism, a late 19th-century literary and artistic movement, developed in response to what was perceived as the overly materialistic inclinations of Realism and Impressionism. Favoring an art of ideas and suggestion over that of description, visual artists ranging from Gustave Moreau and Edvard Munch to Fernand Khnopff and Gustav Klimt, among others, created art focused on subjective, intuitive, or mystical states.
In this six-week class, we will explore the philosophical, social, and artistic contexts that shaped what one critic termed “a painting of ideas.”
Six Sessions. $235/$210. Led by Margaret Farr