• Odilon Redon - part 3

    3 days ago - By Poul Webb

    1885 Self-Portrait oil on canvas 65.2 x 50 cm
    Musée d'Orsay, Paris
    © RMN-Grand Palais
    Odilon Redon was a French Symbolist painter, lithographer, and etcher of considerable poetic sensitivity and imagination, whose work developed along two divergent lines. His prints explore haunted, fantastic, often macabre themes and foreshadowed the Surrealist and Dadaist movements. His oils and pastels, chiefly still lifes with flowers, won him the admiration of Henri Matisse and other painters as an important colourist. Redon studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme; and mastered engraving from Rodolphe...
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