Symbolism

William Degouve de Nuncques

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William Degouve de Nuncques (1867- 1935) was born in Monthermé, in eastern France. His parents, descendants of an old aristocratic family, settled in Belgium after the Franco-Prussian war, where he taught himself to paint and married a fellow artist Juliette Massin. She was the sister-in-law of the Belgian Symbolist poet Emile Verhaeren, and it was […]

Symbolism

Fernand Khnopff

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Fernand Khnopff (1858–1921) was probably the most important of the Belgian Symbolists. Brought up in the Medieval town of Bruges, a place that would appear in many of his works later in life, he was influenced when young by the literary works of Flaubert and Baudelaire. At first he studied law, but turned to painting […]