Definition of symbolist
2 : one skilled in the interpretation or explication of symbols
3 often capitalized : one of a group of writers and artists in France after 1880 reacting against realism, concerning themselves with general truths instead of actualities, exalting the metaphysical and the mysterious, and aiming to unify and blend the arts and the functions of the senses
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The Collector’s fortress was inspired by gothic influences, art nouveau design and even Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, Rohde said.
In the twilight years of nineteenth-century Paris, the Rosicrucian critic Joséphin Péladan organized a series of exhibitions, extending invitations to artists of a symbolist bent across Europe.
First performed in Hamburg, Germany, in 1927, the opera is a symbolist fantasy about a bell maker who is fatally changed by an encounter with the fairy realm.
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