Famous Symbolism Paintings

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List of famous Symbolism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Symbolism period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Symbolism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Symbolism period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

List is made up of pieces like The Death of the Gravedigger and Madonna.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Symbolism paintings?” and “What are examples of Symbolism paintings?”

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    Desire and Satisfaction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Jan Toorop
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Symbolist literature
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    King Cophetua and the Beggar M... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Edward Burne-Jones
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Symbolist literature
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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Edvard Munch
    • Subject: Madonna
    • Genres (Art): Visionary art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Expressionism, Symbolist literature
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    Silhouette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Robert Cook
    • Subject: Woman, Figurative art, Female
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Contemporary art, Symbolist literature
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    The Death of the Gravedigger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Carlos Schwabe
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Symbolist literature
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    The New Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Jan Toorop
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Symbolist literature
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    The Prayer (Self Portrait) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Symbolism Paintings
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    • Artist: Jan Toorop
    • Subject: Jan Toorop
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Symbolist literature
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