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    Artists with supernatural, victorian theme? (And others)

    Anyone know some artists with a supernatural, shadowy, Victorianesque theme?
    Most of them I find are too 'gothic' for my taste- too much putrid rotting flesh, corny stereotypical stuff, &c.

    I'm looking for surreal juxtapositions and anachronisms and an sense of loss yet underlying and present love. The ambition of the Industrial Revolution—steam-driven devices, air balloons, clipper ships, zeppelins... the pompous, ornate noble class and the sordid city-dwellers.

    If you could suggest anything remotely redolent of what I've described, I'll give you a metaphorical cookie, or even a sort of cake or pie.
    Any or all of what I've mentioned.


    (Please excuse my annoyingly flowerly writing but I can't convey what I mean without it and indeed I enjoy it on occasion. )
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    Contemporary or actual 19th century artists?

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    Have you looked at Linda Bergkvist's work? She's quite well known and does lovely stuff, a lot of it along the lines you're talking.
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    From whatever time, Elwell. I would very much enjoy 19th-century artists who look particularly Victorian as well as contemporary ones who look like what I've tried to describe. (Why am I writing so flowery?! arg!)

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    How about Gustave Doré?

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    check out the symbolists stuff too....there are sometimes some really moody images in that period...yummy.


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    You'll have to do your own googling, but here's some names...
    Gustave Moreau
    George Frederick Watts
    Edward Burne-Jones
    Fernand Khnopff
    Arnold Böcklin
    Atkinson Grimshaw
    Frank Dicksee
    Harry Clarke
    Leonore Fini

    Rather than "victorian," try looking for "symbolist," "decadent," or "fin-de-siecle."

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    Very cool stuff, checking it all out as I type. Thanks!

    I especially like Moreau's buildings in "Young Moses" and "Diomedes Devoures by His Horses". Grimshaw's landscapes are also amazing, and Dore's lithographs are insane.

    http://www.symbolistart.net/ has a lot of Symbolist paintings you're interested.
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