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Dreamers of Decadence by Philippe Jullian
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Jun 01, 2012

Read from May 20 to June 01, 2012

An excellent journey through the eerie and often disconcerting world of Decadent art. Using Moreau's work as a point of departure, Jullian introduces the reader to the leitmotifs used by Decadent artists. These include mythology, flower symbolism, Byzantium, spiritualism, and homosexuality. An interesting and useful feature of this book is the generous sampling of quotations from various Decadents provided at the end of the text; it allows one a doorway into what these artists thought they were doing and why.


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