George P. Landow. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the University of Toronto and the Internet Archive and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.by Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Oil on canvas. Formatting by
This image comes from the 1906 The Studio, which commented as follows:
In our notes last month on the Belgian and Flemish exhibition at the Guildhall, in dealing with the modern side of it, the work of M. Fernand Khnopff called for particular attention. His picture The Secret . . . is an excellent example of his fine painting and that note of mysticism to which we made reference. A side of his work less known in England is his landscapes; here as in his figure-subjects there is a sense of the mystery that surrounds man and nature alike. We are enabled to reproduce as a coloured supplement one of his later landscapes which will, we hope, convey to some extent the dignity of conception and refined sense of colour which express themselves in his landscape work.