I lock my door upon myself by Fernand Khnopff, 1891
Franz van stuck (February 24, 1863 – August 30, 1928) was a German symbolist/Art Nouveau painter, sculptor, engraver, and architect. This painting is part of a tryptich Air, water and Fire. This part is called Water and Fire, 1913.
The Depths of the Sea (1887) by Sir Edward Burne-Jones Two weighless figures are buoyed up by the water surrounding them in this unusual underwaterview. Pre-Raphaelite painters such as Burne-Jones were fascinated with drowning; this preoccupution, part of a general preference for morbid subjects, was also popular with Art Nouveau.
No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream. Gustav Moreau The Sphinx, 1886
The Golden Age James Vaszary, 1897-98 Magyar Nemzetri Galeria Budapest, Hungary Photo@Cadman 2007