Symbolism & Art Nouveau





Edvard Munch, The Storm - detail
The anxiety felt by the women waiting for husbands sailing on a stormy sea is almost tangible in Munch’s picture.

Edvard Munch, The Storm




Franz von Stuck, The Sin - detail
Entranced by the evil of the human psyche, we come face to face with art history’s creepiest snake.

Franz von Stuck, The Sin


Gustav Klimt, The Kiss- detail
With gold that recalls a Byzantine art, Klimt created a modern icon in this cosmic and eternal painting.

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss





Gustav Klimt, Death and Life- detail
Death comes to everyone—peasant, priest, or prince. Here, Death menaces interconnected bodies… with a club.

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life



Edvard Munch, The Scream - detail
Munch sought to express internal emotions, providing a visual equivalent for a universal human experience.

Edvard Munch, The Scream