i came across these late 19th/early 20th century works a little while ago and i devoured them. their eyes! the subtlety of the works is just ethereal and chock full of mystery. and so i immediately fell in love with the women of fernand khnopff. apparently he influenced klimt and became chums with rossetti and burne-jones. khnopff's women do feel like dreamier, tarot-reading, other-worldly versions of pre-raphaelite women, devoid of the distractions of ornament and nature typical of that movement. i think they are quite unusual and beautiful in this respect, for the time.
all images via google images, all works by fernand khnopff