In literature and painting, school that originated in late-19th-century (Fin de siècle) France.

Symbolism sought to convey impressions by suggestion rather than by direct statement, and it spread from poetry to the other arts.

What preceded Symbolism was:

Precursors to Symbolist literary work were Jens Peter Jacobsen and Charles Baudelaire.

Experiments with Free Verse outlived symbolism itself. The Literary movement included the poets:

The Symbolist Painters included:

Related nodes:

Source: Mack, Maynard, "Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces", W.W.Norton and Company, New York, 1985. Last Updated 05.06.03

Sym"bol*ist, n.

One who employs symbols.


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