LOST PARADISE: SYMBOLIST EUROPE. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1995. 558 pp. with 691 ills. (319 col.). 32 x 25 cm. LC 96-135279 ISBN 2891921941 In English.
Accompanying a major exhibition designed to illuminate the broad artistic and cultural dimensions of the Symbolist movement in turn-of-the-century European art, this substantial catalogue provides fine illustrations of nearly 600 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs and decorative objects assembled from some 200 international collections, including pieces by Redon, Moreau, Gauguin, Bocklin, Klinger, Beardsley, Puvis de Chavannes, Rodin, Kupka, Denis, Ensor, Munch, Steichen and many other prominent figures. Concise commentaries on many of the works augment more than 20 essays that include examinations of the dominant spiritual, mythological and sexual themes of Symbolist artists; analyses of the movement's impact on the decorative arts, pictorialist photography and book illustration; separate assessments of Symbolist trends in Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Poland; and discussions of such topics as the cult of the Self in fin-de-siecle European art and the influence on Symbolist iconography of contemporary developments in the study of psychology. Last available copy has torn book jacket with sticker affixed to book jacket cover; otherwise, in Fine condition.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Several Media — Symbolism
Worldwide Number: 025071