|Budget Amount *help
¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1991 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
With cooperations of Bibliotheque Royale d'Arbert I of Brussels, we could equip with some representatives periodicals of Belgian Symbolist at Fin du Siecle: L'Art Moderne par Edmond Picard and Octave Maus, La Jeune Belgique par Max Waller, La Wallonie, par Albert Mockel. We have set about the compilation of Data Base for research of documents in these periodicals for some periods, which will be offered for public use. We discussed the Belgian Symbolic movement at fin du siecle and made a point about artistic messages by James Ensor, painter of Ostend with paradoxical themes of masques and skeleton, Fernand Khnoppf, painter of Bruges la morte with narcistic reveries, and Jean Delville, idealist painter with its esoteric mysticism, under influences of Josephin Peladan, Edward Schule and other spiritualists. With such results, we could clear up the movement of Belgian Renaissance at the Fin du Siecle, by these artists and men of letters as Maurice Maeterlinck, Georges Rodenbach and Emile Verhaeren, etc.