French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was a revolutionary: emerging as an artist in the midst of late nineteenth-century French Impressionism, Redon looked even farther ahead in the evolution of art to probe subconscious fears and feelings and thus prefigure twentieth-century Surrealism. This avant-garde talent is showcased in Odilon Redon, a marvelous new volume available on Musebooks.
Raised in Bordeaux, France, Redon arrived in Paris in the 1870s to tap into the artistic energy of the city. Though he began experimenting with composition and color in similar ways as his contemporaries like Claude Monet and other Impressionists, Redon nevertheless sought something quite distinct in his art. He began to explore deep-seated sensations in his work that examined his own fears and feelings and also embraced abstract modes of representation to give his compositions an almost otherworldly feel, and it was this novel combination that drew Redon increasing acclaim as his career progressed.
Envelop yourself with the mystery and mysticism of Redon’s enigmatic compositions in “Odilon Redon,” a remarkable survey of the artist’s career complemented by marvelous imagery. Buy your copy today.