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Monday, August 22, 2011

Redon, Odilon


Beatrice
1885
Pastel over charcoal
34.5 cm x 30 cm
Private collection

Redon, Odilon (1840-1916).
French painter and one of the outstanding figures of Symbolism.
"My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined."
His work represent an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche.
He himself wanted to "place the visible at the service of the invisible".