This is Charlotte being the human interest in my photo!!!!! The museum was large and contained a wide array of interesting items. My 'discovery' (personal, as he wasn't lost!!!) was the work of Carlos/Charles Schwab.
The flier shows a beautiful detail (of blue doves) taken from 'Pelieas et Melisande'. Schwab was a German born artist who was brought up in Switzerland. He then went off to France and became influenced by the Symbolistes and one of their inspirational Pre-Raphaelite artists (and mine!!) Edward Burne- Jones. No wonder I like some of his work!!! The museum is hosting a year long, changing, exhibition of his work (ending 15th January 2012). At the moment it contains examples of his work as an illustrator. Wish I could have seen'entre frayeur et hallucination' before it ended in June. Never mind, the taster I had was enough to make me want to discover more about him and the Symbolist Movement.
A quick 'google' revealed very little info, but found one or two pictures I like-particularly 'Death and the Grave Digger'. the angel of death is remarkable-beautiful in an awesome way!!!
So, I shall have to go looking in the deepest recesses of my book shelves, now I am home, for a book I bought on the Symbolistes some years ago, but never found time to read..........oh the luxury of of having time now !!!!!!!