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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?”

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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