Symbolism, a late 19th-century movement, rejected realism and naturalism in favor of conveying emotions and ideas through symbols and metaphors. Artists such as Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon sought to evoke a mysterious and dreamlike atmosphere. Symbolism transcended traditional narrative, embracing the spiritual and imaginative realms, laying the groundwork for later movements like Surrealism. The movement’s influence extended across literature, poetry, and the visual arts.

Odilon Redon

Edvard Munch

Puvis de Chavannes

Gustave Moreau

Jan Toorop

Mikhail Vrubel

Fernand Khnopff

Franz von Stuck

Jean Delville

Carlos Schwabe

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