Odilon Redon: La Voile grise (1900-05)

“When, in 1893, Redon began to use colour, the nightmarish and macabre visions that had previously predominated in the drawings he called his Noirs gave way to a brighter vision of the world.La Voile grise is thus emblematic of Redon’s lyrical seascapes in which he depicted small stranded boats, a theme he would later return…

Telemann: Fliehet hin, ihr bösen Tage

TRANSLATION: Fly away, evil days of my life, fly away! Constant suffering has left me less than half alive. Bitters and affliction have been my drink and daily bread. My time has been spent in groans, signs and wringing my hands. Jeffrey Stivers Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Odilon Redon: Ophelia Among the Flowers (1905-1908)

“The painting illustrates a particular moment in the play, in which Ophelia finds her way to the brook, where she meets her end amongst the flowers that she has gathered. This moment, though frequently figured as a descent into madness, can also be interpreted as an escape from the patriarchal dominance that has moulded her…

Odilon Redon: Bouquet of Flowers (c.1900-1905)

“As a young man, Redon was fascinated with Darwinian biology and enjoyed a close friendship with Armand Clavaud, the curator of the botanical gardens in his hometown of Bordeaux. In late floral still lifes such as this one, the artist demonstrated a naturalist’s sense of wonder as well as a richly inventive imagination, combining many…

Odilon Redon: Flower Clouds (c.1903)

The evocative, symbolic art of Odilon Redon drew its inspiration from the internal world of his imagination. For years this student of Rodolphe Bresdin worked only in black and white, producing powerful and haunting charcoal drawings, lithographs, and etchings. Just as these black works, or Noirs, began to receive critical and public acclaim in the…

Odilon Redon: La Voile Jaune (c1905)

Odilon Redon was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist.

Known for his unique blend of artistic naturalism and symbolic subject matter, Odilon Redon was highly influential among the late 19th century French avant-garde circle. Working in charcoal, pastel, oil, and lithography, Redon created …

Odilon Redon: Etruscan Vase With Flowers (1900-1910)

Odilon Redon’s Originality “Etruscan Vase With Flowers”,, like so many of Redon’s other works, feels and looks like another world. Though there is nothing unconventional about the subject matter itself, he paints flowers that do not exist in nature with colors that are unexpected. The result is an extraordinary and original artwork. The Metropolitan Museum…