Mystical Symbolism. The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris 1892-1897

Jean Delville, The Angel of Splendors (L’Ange des splendeurs), 1894, Oil on canvas, 57.5 x 50" | Photo © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels


The first museum exhibition ever dedicated to the revealing and meaningful art, often underestimated, of the Salon de la Rose+Croix, inaugurated in the spring of 1892 by Joséphin Péladan (1858-1918), Rosicrucian author and critic, founder of the secret society of the same name, an esoteric order with its roots in mysticism and ancient rituals, considered by Péladan the means to understand universal truths and reach illumination. The approximately 40 works on display, exhibited in the various Salon, invite viewers to newly interpret the artistic heritage of the Symbolism of the end of the 1800s with its femme fatale, androgynous beings, fantasies and nightmares portrayed with sinuous lines, stylised figures and anti-naturalistic forms.



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