Odilon redon, portrait of madame arthur fontaine, 1901, pastel on paper, 28. This large, outstanding selection of baudelaires poetry is introduced and edited by francis scarfe. In his painting, as in the poem, the cyclops falls in love with the sea nymph. One more closeup to show redons pastel application. Redon, odilon odilon redon artist page with links to monographs, museum exhibition catalogs, criticism, catalogues raisonnes, related publications, and. The most famous example of redon s fine art painting, whose mysterious symbolism anticipated surrealism. Much admired by contemporaries, redon may be described as one of the principal founding fathers of modern art. The poems are presented in french, with plain prose translations of each poem. Odilon redons presurrealist visions focus on the world of dreams. His prints explore haunted, fantastic, often macabre themes and foreshadowed the surrealist and dadaist movements. Because of his ill health, perhaps due to epilepsy, redon was entrusted to his uncles care and grew up in peyrelebade in the medoc region of france on the. If anyone loves odilons works, i will recommand this book. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.
He makes full use of the rich colours of pastel to create a glowing and almost abstract design that evokes the effect of music. Sep 12, 1994 odilon redon is one of the most astonishing artists on the threshold of modernism. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. However, he would also have been aware of gustave moreaus acclaimed works that depicted the story. Odilon redon was born bertrand jean redon to a prosperous family in bordeaux. Known for his unique blend of artistic naturalism and symbolic subject matter, odilon redon was highly influential among the late 19th century french avantgarde circle. Find more prominent pieces of literary painting at best visual art database. His nickname was a derivation of his mothers first name, odile, who was a french creole woman from louisiana. Redons father made his fortune in the slave trade in louisiana in the 1830s. Research on the materials and techniques used by odilon redon 18401916 to. Odilon redon french edition and millions of other books are available for.
Odilon redons oeuvre marks the threshold between the nineteenth and th. The three studies in book form devoted to his life and art, the basic but uncritical information. He was best known for his dreamlike charcoal drawings, lithographs, and pastel drawings. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Redon was also a key figure in the symbolist movement. Isbn 97888811815 97888811815 softcover, skira, 1996 spanish. His oils and pastels, many of which were still lifes with flowers, won him admiration as an important colorist. Reviewing odilon redon at the modern, the new york times noted that most of its 140 works would fit in a drawer. The 2018 summer exhibition at the krollermuller sheds new light on this french artist.
Working in charcoal, pastel, oil, and lithography, redon created imaginative scenes that, while often based in the supernatural, were nonetheless executed in a highly. Redon, famous for the enigmatic images of his lithographs and paintings, also excelled in the art of pastels. Odilon redon art monographs and museum exhibition catalogs. Research on the materials and techniques used by odilon redon 18401916 to create his works of art on paper was carried out over a fouryear period. Odilon redon s oeuvre marks the threshold between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, and thus also represents the interplay between tradition and innovation. He had been invited there by the owner, his friend gustave fayet 18651925, a painter from the south of france who cultivated vineyards and collected works by contemporary artists, especially gauguin and odilon redon. A technical investigation of odilon redons pastels and noirs. Early in his career, both before and after fighting in the francoprussian war, he worked almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography, works referred to as noirs. Redon began his career working primarily in charcoal and lithography, before transitioning to oils and pastels in the 1890s. Odilon redon was highly influential among the late 19th century french avantgarde circle.
See how symbolist odilon redon created a pictorial likeness of his own psyche as an artist of the unconscious. The shadowed area under the embroidery hoop is a rather light application of dark pastel while the dress is a build up of yellows ending with the. Odilon redon 18401916 creates a deliberately ambiguous and dreamlike response to shakespeares drama, rather than a literal illustration of it. Six distinct black drawing materials and a yellow pastel were identified in. James abbott mcneill whistler produced a quantity of pastels around 1880, including a body of work relating to venice, and this probably contributed to a growing enthusiasm for the medium in the united states. Redons artistic studies began in 1855 in bordeaux with stanislas gorin 1820. The book is full of nice and beautiful pastel works of odilon, it was wonderful. Many of his late works in color took natures small beauties, such as butterflies, seashells, and flowers, as objects of contemplation and presented them with a fantastic intensity. The young bertrandjean redon acquired the nickname odilon from his mother, odile. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Odilon redon produced a large body of works in pastel. His works were admired by the nabis and the next generation of postimpressionist artists. Stratis, a technical investigation of odilon redons pastels and noirs in the book and paper group, vol. The exhibition is showing from 2 june to 9 september 2018.
Redon was conceived in new orleans and the couple made the transatlantic journey back to france while his mother marie guerin, a french creole woman, was pregnant. Pastels by bacou, roseline and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. His work is dominated by the interplay of tradition and innovation. Of course, stacking them all might take its toll on the fine charcoal and thick pastels, but the times is not really advocating new standards for conservation. Odilon redon was born in bordeaux, aquitaine, to a prosperous family. Pastels by bacou, roseline, redon, odilon 1987 hardcover on. April 20, 1840 july 6, 1916 was a french symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist. Before 1900 redon made drawings almost exclusively in black and white. Odilon redon exhibition catalogs, books, bibliography, biography.
The american institute for conservation a technical investigation of odilon redon s pastels and noirs harriet k. Odilon redon april 20, 1840 july 6, 1916, french etcher. The artist odilon redon 18401916 was a french symbolist known for both the dark, surreal prints. Born in france to a prosperous family, odilon redon 18401916 began drawing at an early age and moved to paris after unsuccessful forays into architecture and sculpture.
Redon often depicted scenes from classical mythology in his later pastels and paintings, and he must have been familiar with ovids version of the polyphemus story. Bacou presents us with a handsome collection of those pastels and in an essay discusses how the artist gradually abandoned the dark mystery of charcoal for the richness of color obtainable with pastels. The theme of the exhibition is the important role that literature and music play in redons life and work. Redons paintings became popular when a novel about a man who collected his drawings was released in 1884, bringing redon into the spotlight. Notes on life, art, and artists by odilon redon online at alibris. Odilon redon by odilon redon meet your next favorite book. Pastels hardcover november 1, 1987 by roseline bacou author visit amazons roseline bacou page. Rather, holland cotter is grappling with redon s selfeffacingly small. Odilon redon 18401916 an active figure in french painting of the 19th century, the bordeaux artist and printmaker bertrandjean redon, better known as odilon redon, was a highly respected member of the symbolism movement. Fractures and contrasts characterize his artistic development, from the blackandwhite of his early, dark lithographs and works in charcoal to the veritable explosions of color in his bright pastels and oils. Odilon redon ophelia among the flowers ng6438 national. Technical investigation of odilon redons pastels and noirs. Born in bordeaux before moving to paris, odilon redon specialized in oils and pastels to create his rich body of work that contained still life and religious paintings with overarching symbolism.669 338 910 240 1141 778 1196 1463 1196 217 1175 762 3 1527 933 28 944 1212 253 1042 404 1099 746 1417 1162 311 623 305 1278 760 837 444 983 155 1474 1241 240 27 1243 1076 1255 1243 1275 904 192 1211 1250 299