August Bromse

March 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

August Bromse (1873 – 1925) is an artist I have only recently discovered. He was a Czech artist who was strongly influenced by the Germanic Symbolists, most significantly Max Klinger. I’ve fallen in love with his macabre Girl and Death series. The critic Otto M. Urban wrote of it that:

“The series The Girl and-Death, which originated in Berlin in 1901-1902, echoes the relationship of August Bromse with the concert singer Eisa Schünemann (they had known each other since 1902 but did not marry until 1910 when he was already living in Prague and heading the print studio at the Prague Academy), as does the later Nietzsche series “The Whole Being is Burning Sorrow” (1903, awarded a prize 1905 at the Paris exhibition). “The Girl and Death” is a modern variant of the Dance of Death.”

In the Park

In the Park

By the Window

By the Window

Life Escaping

Life Escaping

An Old Song

An Old Song

Dance

Dance

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

The Lost Paradise

The Lost Paradise

2 Comments

  1. @~ said,

    I chanced upon your Blog by chance, and have favourited it.
    Some excellent postings, I love the 19thC Symbolists & Decadents and it is really good to see you feature later artists such as Bromse, Kalmakoff and Kubin which sometimes unjustly get overlooked.
    Good work, I will keenly return to this blog to see future postings.
    Best Wishes
    @~

    • Decadent Handbook said,

      Thank you very much! I think the later artists have been unfairly neglected as well – the Decadentmovement stretched a lot further than a lot of people think! I’m glad you like the blog; I’ve had a lot of fun doing it.

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