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Because this is such a specialized and ighly academic text definitely not beach reading I m going to be critical than I would with less academic books about Symbolism Frankly I don t think the author The Last True Explorer has a great understanding of the Symbolist movement There were many works and ideas included that were not particularly Symbolist in nature and many ofer discussion points seemed to be about the era in general rather than the Symbolist movement After
"reading the bibliography it made a bit *Sense The Lengthy Bibliography "the bibliography it made a bit *Sense The Lengthy Bibliography lengthy bibliography many books about the end of the 19th century but only a andful about the Symbolists I found three places. Passionate Discontent is an erudite study of the relationship between gender and genius in late nineteenth century French Symbolism Born in an era of crisis the Symbolist art movement was characterized by withdrawal to a mystical antibourgeois world of the mind and spirit While Symbolists idealized the poète. .
Where the names of artists were wrong Jean Delville is listed as Paul Delville in the text Jean Delville in the illustrations and is listed under both names in the index Fernand Khnopff s name *is repeatedly spelled Ferdnand and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes is listed as Puvis Pierre de Chavannes at *repeatedly spelled Ferdnand and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes is listed as Puvis Pierre de Chavannes at end of the book Small issues but a distracting one that made me take the entire book much less seriously I also think it is really disingenuous to list Suzanne Valadon as a Symbolist using the very weak argument that she paints using a woman as nature Theme She Is Obviously A She is obviously a Impressionist and while the author uses Location, Location, Damnation (The Brackenford Cycle her to lead into Maudit a creative mad genius exhibiting an emotional state ofeightened awareness and passionate discontent female artists displaying similar symptoms were dismissed as Thrones, Dominations hystericalArtistorian Patricia Mathews traverses the artistic social and scientific
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a stretch to include I Hela Cnau her and devote an entire chapter toer workstretch to include er and devote an entire chapter to er work m not even a fan of including Gauguin among the Symbolists simply because Jace's Pet he used symbolism inis paintings although I realize I m in the minority with that view and at least e was invited to exhibit with Les XX I did appreciate that she didn t resort to using Elizabeth Siddal as another example of a woman working at the time There is a worthwhile chapter devoted to the brilliant and freuently overlooked but also *Not Particularly Symbolist Camille Claudel *particularly Symbolist Camille Claudel overall this book was a disappointment. Inate the Symbolist construction of a feminized aesthetic that nonetheless excluded female artists from its realm Along the way Mathews proffers important new readings of the art of such symbolists as gauguin the art of such Symbolists as Gauguin Gogh and Moreau as well as that of their female contemporaries Camille Claudel and Suzanne Valado. ,