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  • That’s why many painters are openly express their artworks through sexual symbolism.
  • accomplice [N] ผู้สมรู้ร่วมคิด vice [N] ความชั่วร้าย torment [N] ความทรมาน (I am afraid of being old and of no longer being able to inspire love in a woman, which is a true death for a man of my nature and with my needs for madness of mind and body.)
  • (Pig=Men: role of women in the society was limited, Men have the leading role)
  • Or… a naked woman, blindfolded, wearing only black stockings, gloves and shoes, walking on a marble stage, being lead by a pig on a leash.....lucre [N] ผลกำไรเป็นเงิน steer [VI] นำทาง Syn. Direct/Related. ถือพวงมาลัยbestial [ADJ] โหดร้ายและน่าขยะแขยง composure [N] ความสงบของจิตใจ Syn. equanimity; tranquillityruthless [ADJ] ไร้ความปรานี Syn. cruel; merciless; pitilessThree loves - ancient loves - vanish in tears (...) I did this in four days in a room of blue satin, in an overheated apartment, full of different smells, where the opopanax and cyclamen gave me a slight fever conducive towards production or even towards reproduction".
  • Or… a naked woman, blindfolded, wearing only black stockings, gloves and shoes, walking on a marble stage, being lead by a pig on a leash.....lucre [N] ผลกำไรเป็นเงิน steer [VI] นำทาง Syn. Direct/Related. ถือพวงมาลัยbestial [ADJ] โหดร้ายและน่าขยะแขยง composure [N] ความสงบของจิตใจ Syn. equanimity; tranquillityruthless [ADJ] ไร้ความปรานี Syn. cruel; merciless; pitilessThree loves - ancient loves - vanish in tears (...) I did this in four days in a room of blue satin, in an overheated apartment, full of different smells, where the opopanax and cyclamen gave me a slight fever conducive towards production or even towards reproduction".
  • repression [N] ความอดกลั้น Syn. constraint; suppression
  • Or… a naked woman, blindfolded, wearing only black stockings, gloves and shoes, walking on a marble stage, being lead by a pig on a leash.....lucre [N] ผลกำไรเป็นเงิน steer [VI] นำทาง Syn. Direct/Related. ถือพวงมาลัยbestial [ADJ] โหดร้ายและน่าขยะแขยง composure [N] ความสงบของจิตใจ Syn. equanimity; tranquillityruthless [ADJ] ไร้ความปรานี Syn. cruel; merciless; pitilessThree loves - ancient loves - vanish in tears (...) I did this in four days in a room of blue satin, in an overheated apartment, full of different smells, where the opopanax and cyclamen gave me a slight fever conducive towards production or even towards reproduction".
  • To be contemporary, modern, to live your era to its full, to penetrate into the feelings, the ideas of the time and to give them expression and shape, this was the essential approach of Rops.
  • ensnare [VT] หลอกให้ติดอยู่ในสถานการณ์ที่เลวร้าย Syn. entangle; lure; trap
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  • §¥ЖβΘĿ!$ΜIn Paintings
    Miss LalipatFarmpiboon 4902640194
    Miss KornkarunWattaninwong 4902640491
    Miss Jeannie Sthavornmanee 4902640558
    Mr. KuanWen Lin 4902640533
    TU 110 Integrated Humanities
    Tuesday March 25, 2008
  • §¥ЖβΘĿ!$ΜIn Paintings
    Miss LalipatFarmpiboon 4902640194
    Miss KornkarunWattaninwong 4902640491
    Miss Jeannie Sthavornmanee 4902640558
    Mr. KuanWen Lin 4902640533
    TU 110 Integrated Humanities
    Tuesday March 25, 2008
  • Introduction
    Originated in France (late 19th century)
    Dreams
    Loosely defined movement in art… (darker sides of Romanticism)
    “Art should show more absolute truths which could only be seen indirectly”
    Spirituality
    Mysterious, ambiguous interpretations
    of emotions using symbols
    Imagination
    Significant influence on
    expressionism, surrealism
  • Introduction
    Borrowed images from symbolist writings
    Common themes
    • Sexuality/Nudity
    • Biblical events
    • Angels
    • Women/Motherhood
    • Bright colors/graphics
    • Dark spirits/ Death
    • Gods/Goddess
    • Ancient Myth Characters
    Source of inspiration
    Biblical references & ancient myth
    Traditional Approach
  • Symbolism: death, evil, mysterious
    Well-known artists for this type of symbolisms
    Jean Delville
    Arnold Bocklin
    Belgian symbolist: 1867-1953
    Symbolist painter, writer, occultist,
  • Aura: Enlighten, developed to another stage
    Upward gaze
    Hot colors: earthly fires of passion & sensuality
    Upward triangle: perfect human knowledge, achieved through magic
    Mood: mystery, intrigue, magical, supernatural
    Mediumistic character
    “Mysteriosa” Jean Deville (1892)
    (Portrait of Mrs. Stuart Merrill)
  • Symbolism: death, evil, mysterious
    Well-known artists for this type of symbolisms
    Jean Delville
    Arnold Bocklin
    Swiss-German symbolist: 1827-1901
    He had 11 children and 5 of them died in infancy
  • Skeleton: death, dark spirit, mortality life?
    Darker colors: mysterious, unexplained, secretive
    Fiddle vs. Violin
    Gaze: entranced, worried, stressful , determined
    Art is what keeps him going.. (pleasant-feeling)
    Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major
    Self-Portrait with Death
    playing the fiddle (1872)
  • Island of the Dead (1883)
    Title of the picture
    (tranquil place)
    White-drape coffin on the boat
    Contrasting colors
    Cypress Tree
    Immobility, withdrawal, disassociation
  • Symbolism and “Mythology”
    • Biblical and Greek mythology continues
    • Symbolists
    - mythology &dream >> visual language of soul
    - symbols >> personal, private, obscure, and ambiguous
    Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)
    - symphonic poems
    - bright, jewel-like color, luxurious effect
    - woman >> destruction and chaos (mostly)
  • Jason and Medea
    • Title : Jason and medea (1865) oil on canvas
    Butterflies
    Clenched hand and Size of medea
    Broken spear andthe beast
    Vial of magic, serpent, garland of flowers
  • Oedipus and the sphinx
    • Title : Oedipus and the sphinx (1864) Oil on canvas
    • The position of sphinx :more prominent than Oedipus, full of details, latches on Oedipus’ s chest
    • Oedipus’s immobile and expressionless : the man is too helpless to fight in the world full with terrible things
    • The sphinx’s expression: anxious
    • The cloudy bluish-gray sky : the fate of Oedipus
  • Salome dancing before Herod
    • Salome dancing before Herod (1876)oil on canvas
    The lotus
    Bracelet with the open eye
    • The act of dancing
    The panther
  • Sexual Symbolism
    “God” designed sex, not man or society.
    Sex is a Big Thing.
    What it means is so big that we will never exhaust it, only discover more facets of its diamond.
    The relationship between symbolism and sexuality was not always degrading to women.
    Sex was a source of liberation with the potential to unite humanity with God.
  • FélicienRops
    (July 7, 1833 - August 23, 1898)
    Belgian artist
    Lover of the fantastic and the supernatural
    Symbolic themes such as the devil, skeletons, the prostitute, and death dominated his work
    Many demonstrated his belief that women dominated men and the devil dominated women....
    Woman is Satan’s accomplice, provokes the most extreme vices and torments in Man
  • "Pornokrates" (1896)
    Blindfolded
    Pig with the golden tail  Men
  • "Pornokrates" or«La Dame au cochon»  (1896)
    For some the pig with the golden tail represents the image of luxury and lucre steering the woman, whose only excuse is her blindness
    For others, it is the image of man, bestial and stupid, kept in check by the woman
    Pornokrates imply the advent to the art world of the contemporary woman which Rops glorified
    She is characterised by her arrogance, her composure and her ruthlessness
  • The Temptation of St. Anthony (1878)
  • The Temptation of St. Anthony
    a well-known print by FélicienRops illustrates this little noticed fact, one which, however, is worthy of the keenest attention: the artist has represented the type case of repression in saints and penitents.
    a popular theme in the history of Western art
  • Les Diaboliques (1886)
  • FélicienRops - "Le Bouge à Matelots""The Sailors' Den"
    • He was to find this modernity in Paris; Paris and her cabarets, her "lowest depths", her night life and her ambiguous pleasures ...
    • This work takes us into the Parisian brothelswith the new theme of "the whore with the heart", close in spirit to that of Toulouse-Lautrec as well as the descriptions written by Zola, the de Goncourts or Maupassant.
  • Franz Stuck
    (February 24, 1863 - August 30, 1928)
    German Symbolist/Art Nouveau painter, sculptor, engraver, and architect
    • His seductive female nudes, in the role of the femme fatale, are a prime example of popular Symbolist content
  • Femme Fatale
    “Deadly woman"
    Alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare(lure) her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire..
    Leading them into dangerous and deadly situations
    She is an archetypal character of literature and art
  • The Sin (1893)
  • The Sin (1893)
    Femme Fatale  dangers of the destructive female temptation
    The snake has a threatening open mouth, while the woman looks provocatively at the viewer
    The symbolic content implies the danger of sexual desireas personified by the mysterious seductress
    The title invokes a reminder of the repression of sexual desire caused by religious mandate
  • Symbolism & Women
    Femme Fatale versus Angelic woman
    seductive woman whose charms spurs irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous and deadly situations
    Naïve, angel-like woman who portrays a sense of purity
    Female biological life-cycle
    Virginity
    Motherhood
  • Angelic Woman
    • Wings of angels is a symbol of Sainthood
    • Sunlight is the opposite meaning of darkness
    Maurice Denis – Annunciation (1912)
  • Femme Fatale
    Sphinx or leopard body:
    Represents a hybrid monster, sin, and cruelty
    FernandKhnopff -The Caresses (1896)
    Scepter: Power and status
  • Virgin girl as a symbol
    Background:
    Ruin city walls in the midst of devastation after the Franco-Prussian war
    Association of Virginity with:
    • Truth
    • Purity
    • Strength
    Nakedness: pure, simple, and nothing to disguise
    Olive & White robe: Peace
    Puvis de Chavannes - Hope
  • Motherhood
    • Woman & child constitutes an equally prevalent, time honored theme
    • Individual identities are transformed to become symbols of emotional state of motherhood
    Roses: Love that can defeat everything and unfaltering
    Eugene Carriere – Tendresse
  • Femme Fatale
    • Fertility goddess Diana of Ephesus
    • Tempting feminine figure
    • Poised in her dance holding a lotus flower
    • Powerfully mysterious & exotic
    • The use of attractive female imagery to suggest lust, death, and destruction
    Gustave Moreau – Salome (1876)