The Symbolist Movement in Art & Literature


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What is Symbolism?

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1. What painting technique is most associated with Symbolist art?

2. What is the true subject of Redon's The Cyclops?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Symbolist Movement was an artistic movement that arose in the 19th century in Europe. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the defining qualities of the Symbolist movement, and major artists and works of art associated with it. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of Symbolism and the subject of famous works of Symbolism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Painting techniques associated with Symbolism
  • Comparing and contrasting two different works of Symbolist art
  • Qualities of Symbolist literature

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Symbolism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the qualities and artists of the Symbolist movement
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the focus of Symbolism and apply it to understanding specific works of art

Additional Learning

To learn more about Symbolism, review the accompanying lesson on the Symbolist Movement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Symbolism
  • Analyze specific works of Symbolism
  • Identify Symbolism in literature