The Fearful Figures of Carlos Schwabe

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Le Faune, 1923.

The German symbolist painter Carlos Schwabe (1866–1926) spent most of his professional life in Paris. He composed illustrations for the works of authors Émile Zola and Charles Baudelaire and had notable Rosicrucian sympathies. Taking up such symbolist motifs as death, beauty, mythology and the monstrous, he apparently modeled the angel in his “The Death of the Grave-Digger” after his own wife.

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La Vague, 1907.

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La mort du fossoyeur, The Death of the Grave-Digger, 1895.

La Douleur, The Pain, 1893.

From Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal”.

Poster of the First Rosicrucian Exposition by Carlos Schwabe

Medusa by Carlos Schwabe

Medusa, 1895.

For More Information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Schwabe

http://www.artmagick.com/pictures/artist.aspx?artist=carlos-schwabe

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=1015

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosicrucian