Joris-Karl Huysmans



1883. Publishes L'Art moderne, a collection of articles on the four official Salons held between 1879 and 1882, and the unofficial 'Expositions des Indépendents' held in 1880, 1881, and 1882

November 1889. Publication of Certains, which featured essays on painters such as Forain, Gustave Moreau and Felicien Rops


According to Jullian, if Sar Peladan was the Ideas of the Symbolist Movement, Huysmans was the Taste.

In A Rebours he uses Robert de Montesquiou, whom Mallarme pointed out to him, to invent an arch-type of the exasperated aesthete. (Jullian)