the pursuit Leon Spillaert Belgian symbolist painter of night and nocturnal painting

“The Pursuit,” Leon Spilliaert

"The Pursuit," Leon Spilliaert (1910), is a unique piece among this Belgian painter's body of work.

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Felicien Rops Death at the Ball

Felicien Rops: “Death at the Ball”

Félicien Rops, the Belgian printmaker and illustrator, had an undeniable connection to decadence. In particular, that decadence which emphasized decay of the moral order of the relatively young Bourgeoisie in Europe was something Rops reveled in. One must look no further than his broad portfolio of etchings and lithographs which celebrates a remarkably De Sadeian … Continue reading Felicien Rops: “Death at the Ball”

Leon Spilliaert Nuit (Night)

Leon Spilliaert: “Night”

Leon Spilliaert, a largely self-taught artist from Ostend, Belgium, was a life-long Symbolist and an artist fully engaged with his environment. Images of the Ocean, the landscape, and the isolation of his corner of the world are frequent subjects of his work. His art often expresses skepticism towards Industrialization and the idealization of Reason that … Continue reading Leon Spilliaert: “Night”