Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open.
Biography[ edit ] Odilon Redon was born in BordeauxAquitaineto a prosperous family. The young Bertrand Redon acquired the nickname "Odilon" from his mother, Odile. He began the formal study of drawing at fifteen; but, at his father's insistence, he changed to architecture.
His younger brother Gaston Redon would become a noted architect. Back in his native Bordeaux, he took up sculpting, and Rodolphe Bresdin instructed him in etching and lithography.
His artistic career was interrupted in when he was drafted  to serve in the army in the Franco-Prussian War until its end in At the end of the war, he moved to Paris and resumed working almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography. He called his visionary works, conceived in shades of black, his noirs.
The story featured a decadent aristocrat who collected Redon's drawings.
In the s pastel and oils became his favored media; he produced no more noirs after Inhe exhibited with the Nabis at Durand-Ruel 's.
Redon had a keen interest in Hindu and Buddhist religion and culture. The figure of the Buddha increasingly showed in his work. Influences of Japonism blended into his art, such as the painting The Death of the Buddha aroundThe Buddha inJacob and the Angel inand Vase with Japanese warrior inamongst many others.
The landscape details do not show a specific place or space. Only details of trees, twigs with leaves, and budding flowers in an endless horizon can be seen.
The colours used are mostly yellow, grey, brown and light blue. Redon died on July 6, In Mellerio published Odilon Redon: Peintre Dessinateur et Graveur. In the Museum of Modern Art launched an exhibition entitled "Beyond The Visible", a comprehensive overview of Redon's work showcasing more than paintings, drawings, prints and books from The Ian Woodner Family Collection.
The exhibition ran from October 30, to January 23, The exhibition runs from 2 June to 9 September He himself wanted to place "the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible".
His process was explained best by himself when he said: The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.
They held, between their gold-edged frames of unpolished pearwood, undreamed-of images: Then there were charcoal sketches which delved even deeper into the terrors of fever-ridden dreams. Here, on an enormous die, a melancholy eyelid winked; over there stretched dry and arid landscapes, calcinated plains, heaving and quaking ground, where volcanos erupted into rebellious clouds, under foul and murky skies; sometimes the subjects seemed to have been taken from the nightmarish dreams of science, and hark back to prehistoric times; monstrous flora bloomed on the rocks; everywhere, in among the erratic blocks and glacial mud, were figures whose simian appearance—heavy jawbone, protruding brows, receding forehead, and flattened skull top—recalled the ancestral head, the head of the first Quaternary Period, the head of man when he was still fructivorous and without speech, the contemporary of the mammoth, of the rhinoceros with septate nostrils, and of the giant bear.
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