Hugo Simberg

March 24, 2010 at 1:13 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last updated – coursework has been eating my life for the past couple of weeks.

Anyway, I have my life back now, so I thought I’d bring you some work by the cheery Symbolist painter, Hugo Simberg (1873 – 1917). A Finnish artist, Simberg’s work is gloomy and macabre, his favourite subject being the supernatural. Death, whom the artist called ‘that poor devil’, plays a central role in his paintings – Simberg once wrote to his brother that he wanted to paint all that made one cry within oneself. He was also a very able photographer, and took many pictures of young boys, which explored the themes of burgeoning adolescence and the loss of innocence.

Garden of Death

Garden of Death

Wounded Angel

Wounded Angel

On the Stream of Life

On the Stream of Life

The Serpent

The Serpent

1 Comment

  1. Moni Grego said,

    Quelle force ! Quel univers si personnel et qui atteint chacun dans des contrées si proches comme le sont les rêves à l’éveil.

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