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Odilon Redon The Buddha oil painting


The Buddha
Painting ID::  3332
Odilon Redon
The Buddha
1905-10 Musee d'Orsay, Paris

   
   
     

Odilon Redon Winged Old Man with a Long White Beard oil painting


Winged Old Man with a Long White Beard
Painting ID::  3333
Odilon Redon
Winged Old Man with a Long White Beard
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

   
   
     

Odilon Redon The Cyclops oil painting


The Cyclops
Painting ID::  3334
Odilon Redon
The Cyclops
1898/1900 Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo

   
   
     

Odilon Redon The Mystical Boat oil painting


The Mystical Boat
Painting ID::  3335
Odilon Redon
The Mystical Boat
1890/95 Woodner collection, New York

   
   
     

Odilon Redon Oriental Woman oil painting


Oriental Woman
Painting ID::  3336
Odilon Redon
Oriental Woman
1895-1900 Musee d'Orsay, Paris

   
   
     

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     Odilon Redon
     French Symbolist Painter, 1840-1916 Bertrand-Jean Redon, better known as Odilon Redon (April 20, 1840 ?C July 6, 1916) was a Symbolist painter and printmaker, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France. Odilon was a nickname derived from his mother, Odile. Redon started drawing as a young child, and at the age of 10 he was awarded a drawing prize at school. At age 15, he began formal study in drawing but on the insistence of his father he switched to architecture. His failure to pass the entrance exams at Paris?? Ecole des Beaux-Arts ended any plans for a career as an architect, although he would later study there under Jean-L??on Gerôme. Back home in his native Bordeaux, he took up sculpture, and Rodolphe Bresdin instructed him in etching and lithography. However, his artistic career was interrupted in 1870 when he joined the army to serve in the Franco-Prussian War. At the end of the war, he moved to Paris, working almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography. It would not be until 1878 that his work gained any recognition with Guardian Spirit of the Waters, and he published his first album of lithographs, titled Dans le R??ve, in 1879. Still, Redon remained relatively unknown until the appearance in 1884 of a cult novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans titled, À rebours (Against Nature). The story featured a decadent aristocrat who collected Redon's drawings. In the 1890s, he began to use pastel and oils, which dominated his works for the rest of his life. In 1899, he exhibited with the Nabis at Durand-Ruel's. In 1903 he was awarded the Legion of Honor. His popularity increased when a catalogue of etchings and lithographs was published by Andr?? Mellerio in 1913 and that same year, he was given the largest single representation at the New York Armory Show. In 1923 Mellerio published: Odilon Redon: Peintre Dessinateur et Graveur. An archive of Mellerio's papers is held by the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2005 the Museum of Modern Art launched an exhibition entitled "Beyond The Visible", a comprehensive overview of Redon's work showcasing more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and books from The Ian Woodner Family Collection. The exhibition ran from October 30, 2005 to January 23, 2006.

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