|Name:||The Pallor of Strange Tears: Symbolist Poetry, Art|
|About:||The idea behind this community is to take the Symbolism Movement of the 19th century, both in painting and literature, as the starting point. From there I hope we will branch out into areas such as other movements that influenced Symbolism (like the Pre-Raphaelites), and movements that were in turn influenced by Symbolism (like surrealism), and follow trails of influence that will take us to areas like art nouveau, the gothic revival, spiritualism, the Egyptology craze, Rosicrucianism, magick societies like the Golden Dawn, the Celtic Twilight, Wilde, aestheticism, the Decadence, etc. |
There is no need for discussions to be limited to painting and literature – music, interior design, costume, jewellery, architecture are all perfectly acceptable subjects for discussion. If you can show some link between Symbolism and the subject of your post, then your post is on-topic. I want this to be a community that doesn’t mind leaving the main read and heading off interesting looking side roads from time to time.
Other subjects that may well be discussed are Victorian attitudes towards homosexuality, the position of women in Victorian society, the clash between science and religion that developed over the course of the 19th century, dandyism, attitudes towards sexuality, etc.
|Interests:||147: 19th century art, aestheticism, aleister crowley, alfred lord tennyson, algernon charles swinburne, alma-tadema, aman-jean, ann radcliffe, arnold bocklin, art, art nouveau, arthur hughes, arthur rimbaud, arthur symons, arts and crafts movement, aubrey beardsley, baudelaire, bram stoker, burne-jones, byron, carlos schwabe, carmilla, caspar david friedrich, celtic twilight, charlotte bronte, christina rossetti, dadd, dandies, dante gabriel rossetti, decadents, dicksee, edgar allan poe, edmund blair leighton, edvard munch, edward burne-jones, edward hughes, effie millais, egyptology, elihu vedder, elizabeth barrett browning, elizabeth siddal, emily bronte, ernest dowson, evelyn de morgan, fanny cornforth, fernand khnopff, fin de siecle, fin-de-siecle, flaubert, ford madox brown, frederic lord leighton, frederick george stephens, gauguin, golden dawn, gothic, gothic literature, gothic revival, grimshaw, gustav klimt, gustav moreau, gustave moreau, historical art, holman hunt, huysmans, j. w. waterhouse, j.e. millais, james collinson, james ensor, jan toorop, jane morris, jean delville, john atkinson grimshaw, john everett millais, john keats, john ruskin, john william waterhouse, julia margaret cameron, keats, leon spilliaert, lewis carroll, lillie langtry, literature, lizzie siddal, louisa baldwin, lucien levy-dhurmer, marie spartali, matthew lewis, max beerbohm, millais, nathaniel hawthorne, odilon redon, oscar wilde, painting, paul verlaine, poetry, prb, pre-raphaelite, pre-raphaelite art, pre-raphaelites, pre-raphaelitism, preraphaelites, puvis de chavannes, richard dadd, robert browning, robert louis stevenson, rose+croix, rosicrucian, rossetti, ruskin, sandys, sarah bernhardt, sheridan le fanu, siddal, sir frank dicksee, sir lawrence alma-tadema, sophie anderson, spiritualism, stendhal, stillman, strudwick, swinburne, symbolism, symbolist art, symbolist painting, tennyson, the dandy, the pre-raphaelite brotherhood, theophile gautier, thomas hardy, thomas woolner, tissot, victorian, victorian fairy painting, viennese secession, von stuck, wagner, walter howell deverell, waterhouse, whistler, william beckford, william butler yeats, william de morgan, william degouve de nuncques, william holman hunt, william michael rossetti, william morris, yellow book|
|Account type:||Free Patient|