At the end of the 19th century, there were a series of reactions against realism and naturalism that took the overall name of Symbolism. In the field of art, this reaction was also against the lack of transcendence in Impressionism and what was proposed was idealism dominated by poetic and spiritual values. But the symbolism, which was also expressed in photography, illustration and poster art, was of many different types: from the mildest, with links to religious sentimentalism or the world of fairy tales, to the most disturbing, tied to eroticism, evil and the individual and collective fears of the time.
Joan Vilatobà, En quin lloc del cel et trobaré, sense data
Antoni Arissa, L'esclau, cap a 1933
William Henry Bradley, Bradley his Book, 1896
Arthur Wesley, Modern Art, 1895
Adrià Gual, Llibre d'horas, 1899
Josep Masana, Entre la vida y la muerte, sense data
Néstor, Parella nua abraçada, 1912-1913