"Redon's Black" Exhibition
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Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is known for his whimsical style, and is one of the representative painters of the French Symbolism movement along with Gustav Moreau from the same period. His print works that he arrived at after the setbacks of his adolescence and that he himself called "my black" portray a particularly unique world created with an absolutely free imagination and strong spirituality. This "black" that covered one of this artist's entire creative periods was praised by young avant-garde artists of the time such as Gauguin. 200 works will be on display focusing on this artist's "black," including supplementary works from Gifu Prefectural Museum that has one of the world's largest collections of his works.
[Image: "Lithograph collection 'To Edgar Poe' I The Eye like a Strange Balloon" lithograph, paper 1882]
From 2007-07-28 To 2007-08-26
Japan Times Art Brief
By C.B. Liddell
The French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) liked to depict strange amoebic and insectlike creatures in his drawings and lithographs. His career, too, resembled the life cycle of a rather odd bug ...
i really liked it.