Otto M. Urban's In Morbid Colors, the massive catalogue of a 2006 Prague exhibition of late-nineteenth-century Czech and related art, arranged the paintings, sculptures, and graphic works according to four themes that create "a kind of imaginary story of Decadent creation communicated through works which express a relationship to themselves, to one another, to the non-material world, and to death. Each theme connects in a natural way with the others and — through the artists' stylised iden- tification with death — in a circle." (p. 17). The four categories:


Urban, Otto M. In Morbid Colors: Art and the Idea of Decadence in the Bphemian Lands, 1880-1914. Prague: Municipal House and Arbor Vitae Press, 2006.

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