• Fish Tales: Shoreline encounters with Symbolist Mer-creatures

    Author(s):
    Maura Coughlin (see profile) , Emily Gephart
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    19th century, Art history, Atlantic history, Ecocriticism
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    The Ocean and the Seas / L’océan et les mers
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Toronto Centre for Comparative Literature
    Conf. Loc.:
    Victoria College, University of Toronto.
    Conf. Date:
    February 23-24, 2018
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M66513
    Abstract:
    Traditional explanations of Symbolist art’s history dwell upon revivalist attempts to plumb myth and folklore in search of animal-human hybrids: predatory sirens, alluring naiads and exotic mermaids, for example. Yet Symbolist painters were resolutely modern—among them French artists Alexandre Séon and Odilon Redon, or Americans Arthur Mathews and Alexander Harrison—who also embraced contemporary Bohemian body cultures, and explored images of corporeal transformation.
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