The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Happy birthday to the French painter Odilon Redon. Between 1908 and 1914, Redon was repeatedly drawn to represent the mythic beauties Venus, Andromeda, and Pandora. Here, he depicts Pandora—the exquisite woman fashioned from clay by the god Vulcan and sent to earth by Jupiter—as a graceful nude amid a profusion of flowers. http://met.org/1YFmtia
Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916) | Pandora | ca. 1914
Born #onthisday in 1840: Odilon Redon, hailed as a master of Symbolist art. This is one of his most famous coloured pastels, and was first shown in the gallery of Durand-Ruel – the favoured dealer of the Impressionists – in 1894. This study of a female profile, called ‘La Cellule d'Or’ (The Golden Cell), suggests introspection and intense feeling. The oil paint over a white ground gives the colour a luminous quality http://ow.ly/10z3gs
FULCRUM: an annual of poetry and aesthetics
"The Buddha," by Odilon Redon (France). Circa 1905.
"Centaur Drawing a Bow," sketch by Odilon Redon (France). 1895.
Odilon Redon was born #onthisday in 1840. This work is one of his most famous coloured pastels http://ow.ly/LzQa6
Redon’s lithograph of a witch and snake is another highlight from our Room 90 exhibition #WitchesAndWickedBodies. Find out more onTumblr http://ow.ly/GbOai
Odilon Redon, Nocturne (non daté)
18 x 23,4 cm
Paris, musée d'Orsay. Legs de Mme Arï Redon en exécution des volontés de son mari, fils de l'artiste, 1984.
© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Odilon Redon was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist. Wikipedia
Born: April 20, 1840, Bordeaux, France
Died: July 6, 1916, Paris, France
Periods: Post-Impressionism, Symbolism
Siblings: Gaston Redon
The Secret World of Odilon Redon (1840-1916)
by Arts Council of Great Britain
Publication date 1973
Topics Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916, Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916, Artists, Artists
Publisher Wilmette, Ill. : Films Inc.
Contributor Internet Archive
First released in Great Britain
Examines the life, work, and techniques of nineteenth-century artist Odilon Redon. Includes Redon's own comments on his work