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 Definition Main Characteristics Main Figures     Charles Baudelaire     Walter Pater
Definition:   A literary and cultural disposition which    resisted the main streams of thought in    realism and natural...
Main Characteristics:1. Symbolism was a reaction against realism   and naturalism, which were based on   description.2. Sy...
Main Characteristics:4. The symbolists refused to take the   material world they had inherited as the   real world.5. They...
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)  Known as the founder of French  symbolism. Baudelaire’s famous or infamous  collection o...
Walter Pater (1839–1894)  Walter Pater is best known for his  phrase “art for art’s sake.” In his  insistence on artistic...
Symbolism and aestheticism
Symbolism and aestheticism
Symbolism and aestheticism
Symbolism and aestheticism
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  1. 1.  Definition Main Characteristics Main Figures  Charles Baudelaire  Walter Pater
  2. 2. Definition: A literary and cultural disposition which resisted the main streams of thought in realism and naturalism and presented an alternative set of concerns: with language, with poetic form, with evocation of mental states and ideal worlds, and the most intimate recesses of human subjectivity.
  3. 3. Main Characteristics:1. Symbolism was a reaction against realism and naturalism, which were based on description.2. Symbolism rejected the idea that language was referential, that words were somehow the signs of a pre-given reality.3. Reality is an interpretation from a particular perspective.
  4. 4. Main Characteristics:4. The symbolists refused to take the material world they had inherited as the real world.5. They saw the present world as an imperfect reflection or expression of a higher, infinite, and eternal realm which could be evoked by symbols.
  5. 5. Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) Known as the founder of French symbolism. Baudelaire’s famous or infamous collection of poems, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), was published in 1857
  6. 6. Walter Pater (1839–1894) Walter Pater is best known for his phrase “art for art’s sake.” In his insistence on artistic autonomy, on aesthetic experience as opposed to aesthetic object. His experience eventually inspired his The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (1873).
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