Symbolism

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D.H. LAWRENCE ~ A WOMAN CAN NOT BE HERSELF

“She felt him invisibly master her spirit” The Fox (1923) “A woman cannot be herself, cannot be essentially a woman, until she submerges herself in the male” D.H. Lawrence (1885 -1930)

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NESTOR MARTIN ~ POEM OF THE ATLANTIC/POEMA DEL ATLANTICO

Poema del Atlantico/La Noche (1917-1918  Poem of the Atlantic/Night by Nestor Martin- Fernandez de la Torre This painting is part of the series called Poem of the Atlantic, painting of the Atlantic Ocean in various times of the day and night. Nestor Martin (1887-1938) is the only Canaries painter, who being part of the symbolist and modernist European currents, left a major collection of work, one that is an essential part of these movements. The first thing I did when I came to Gran Canaria was visiting Las Palmas...

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FERNAND KHNOPFF ~ MY HEART IS CRYING

“Mon coeur pleure d’autrefois” 1889 by Fernand Khnopff Belgian 1858-1921

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VLASTIMIL HOFFMAN ~ UNDER THE RAINBOW

“Under the Rainbow” Vlastimil Hoffman Poland Symbolist

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GUSTAVE MOREAU ~ LEDA

Leda Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) Watercolour with gouache c1875-c1880 21 x 34 cm (8.27″ x 13.39″) Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France) LEDA Come not with kisses not with caresses of hands and lips and murmurings; come with a hiss of wings and sea-touch tip of a beak antr treading of wet, webbed, wave-working feet into the marsh-soft belly. DH. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) Leda, 1865-1875 Gustave Moreau

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ODILON REDON ~ GUARDIAN SPIRIT OF THE WATER

Guardian Spirit of the Water Odilon Redon

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ODILON REDON ~ THE MONSTER

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.” The Monster Odilon Redon

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ODILON REDON ~ ON HIS ORIGINALITY

My originality consists in putting the logic of the visible to the service of the invisible. Odilon Redon Profil de Lumiere

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ODILON REDON ~ PAINTER OF ILLUSIONS

Portrait of Violette Heymann

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ODILON REDON ~ MAGICAL PAINTER

Born: 1840, Bordeaux, France Died: 1916, Paris, France Odilon Redon was mainly self-taught as a painter. He lived in Bordeaux and Paris. Until he was in his fifties he worked almost exclusively in black and white, in charcoal drawings and lithographs. In 1867 he exhibited an etching at the Salon. Redon was a great admirer of Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Later he also met Corot, Courbet and Fantin-Latour. He exhibited for the first time in 1881 at the gallery of the journal “La vie moderne”. In 1884 he was a...

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