Symbolist visions of women by Dutch artist Jan Toorop (1858-1928).

"Bezonkenheid, Meditatie, Vuur." 1923.
“Bezonkenheid, Meditatie, Vuur.” 1923. Pencil and black chalk heightened in white on cardboard. Image © Kunsthandel Studio 2000. Fair use license. via http://www.kunstkrant.nl/nieuws/tentoonstelling-jan-toorop-te-zien-is-in-gemeentemuseum-den-haag
"Desire and Gratification" (The Appeasing). 1893.
“Desire and Gratification” (The Appeasing). 1893. Oil on canvas. Image © Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.pubhist.com/w48606
Back and front covers of L. Couperus "Psyche."
Back and front covers of L. Couperus “Psyche.” 1898. In the public domain due to age. via http://arh346.blogspot.com/2007/10/jan-toorop-leading-dutch-symbolist.html
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One thought on “Symbolist visions of women by Dutch artist Jan Toorop (1858-1928).

  1. Those first two are amazing. I love how stylized and heroic the first one is. And then the second one has those mysterious eyes, and the whole thing seems distorted like it’s under water. Interesting artist. Did a lot of interesting work. Wishing that they had offered an Art History course that would have included him back in school. Loving the under water appearing distortion myself as well. Sarah

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