June 9th, 2006


Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolist & Decadent art & poetry

strange_tears is a community for discussions of 19th century art and literature movements like Romanticism, the Gothic, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Symbolists, Art Nouveau and the Decadents. In fact most 19th century art with the exception of the Impressionists. We’ll also be discussing poetry and prose, again concentrating on the Romantics, the Gothics, the Pre-Raphaelites, Aestheticism, the Decadence and the Symbolists.

We’ll also be discussing certain trends and tendencies in 19th century society. Areas like spiritualism, Egyptology, Rosicrucianism, magick and its influence on art and literature, the Celtic Twilight, Victorian attitudes towards homosexuality, women in Victorian society, the way women were depicted in the art and literature of the time, the dandy, the Salon de la Rose+Croix, attitudes towards sexuality, etc. And of course Oscar Wilde! If you like the paintings of Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Holman Hunt, Delville, Moreau, Redon, Schwabe, von Stuck, Böcklin, Khnopff, Levy-Dhurmer and Klimt, or the poetry of Dowson, Symons, Swinburne, Baudelaire, Verlaine or Mallarme, then this community could be just what you’re looking for.

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