Salons de la rose croix


A series of important Symbolist* exhibitions in Paris, they were organized by Jos??phin P??ladan (1858 ??? 1918) a novelist and mystic. ???From 1892 to 1897 his salon welcomed work that subscribed to the illusionistic style of Renaissance art and was spiritual in subject; he specifically rejected anything that might have associations with Realism, such as portraits, landscapes or genre scenes, preferring ???Catholic Ideal and Mysticism ??? Legend, Myth, Allegory, the Dream, the Paraphrase of great poetry???. He was very influential; such artists as Carlos Schwabe, Fernand Khnopff, Ferdinand Hodler and Jean Delville participated in his salons?????? Source: Museum of Modern Art (glossary), New York.