Odilon Redon: Profil sous une arche

“Associated with the Symbolist movement, the art of Odilon Redon demonstrates a superb mastery of the pastel technique which draws it source from French 18th century art. The Impressionist painters such as Manet or Degas revived this medium, but Redon then developed a particular style which evoked a world inhabited by a deep sense of…

Odilon Redon: Vision sous-marine (c1904)

“In 1904 Redon began a small, innovative series of oils and pastels known as the “Wonders of the Sea,” having found his inspiration for these visions in Gustave Flaubert’s La Tentation de Saint-Antoine (1874), which itself was inspired by the fantastic paintings of Pieter Brueghel the Elder…Redon had previously produced lithographs based on the story…

Jan Toorop: O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory? (1892)

Many thanks to Roos Zwart LandArtist for pointing me to this artwork. 🙂 Who Is Jan Toorop? Johannes Theodorus ‘Jan’ Toorop was a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointillism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Wikipedia A Poem: Forgiveness My heart was heavy, for…

Augusto Giacometti: Orchids on Blue Ground (1938)

  Master of Color Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti – …

Edvard Munch: ‘The Sun’ (1910-11), Part 1

“Good Morning!” These are the words this painting shouts to me. 🙂 I want to know more. Because there are numerous variations in paintings labelled ‘The Sun by Edvard Munch’,  I decide to find and compare the many versions of Munch Suns.. As usual, the more I read, the more I want to know, and…

Augusto Giacometti: Poppy on Gray Background, (1932)

Pioneer of Abstraction Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti –  father…

Maurice Denis: September Evening (1891)

  Who Is Maurice Denis? Maurice Denis (November 1870 – 1943) was a French painter, decorative artist and writer who was an important figure in the transitional period between impressionism and modern art. He was associated with Les Nabis then the Symbolist movement, and then with a return to neo-classicism. His theories contributed to the…