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