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Odilon Redon, born April 20, 1840, the master of the mysterious

6 monthes ago   |   By Chez Namaste Nancy

Crying Spider, 1998
Born today , Odilon Redon does not get the credit that he is due for exploring the dark side of the unconscious a long time before the Surrealists were born as well as creating some of the most beautiful works in European art. Of his own work Redon wrote, "My drawings inspire and are not to be defined. They place us,as music does, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined." Goldwater, Robert; Treves, Marco (1945). Artists on Art. Pantheon.
"In the prints and drawings he made beginning in the 1860's, Redon created macabre and cryptic images inspired in some cases by the...
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