Eugène Atget “Au Tambour, 63 quai de la Tournelle” 1908
Fernand Khnopff - The Abandoned City (1904)
Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) began his career when Realism was the most advanced style in Belgium, and he always maintained a commitment to verisimilitude in the details of his works. However, Realism was not enough for him: he insisted that art must suggest the essential mystery behind the visible facts and facades. It was as a painter of symbols and allegories that Khnopff became famous.