Odilon Redon: 1840 - 1916


Woman Amid Flowers, 1909 - 1910


Man with Serpent, around 1907


Horse, around 1883


Suit of Armor, 1891


Portrait of Ari As A Child, 1894


Sunset, undated


The Wall Opens and a Death's Head Appears, 1897


The Dream, around 1904


Redon, ca. 1875


"While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt."

"The Artist submits from day to day to the fatal rhythm of the impulses of the universal world which encloses him, continual centre of sensations, always pliant, hypnotized by the marvels of nature which he loves, he scrutinizes. His eyes, like his soul, are in perpetual communion with the most fortuitous of phenomena."

"The fundamental grey, which differentiates the masters, expresses them, is the soul of all colour."

"My drawings inspire and are not to be defined. They determine nothing. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous world of the undetermined. They are a kind of metaphor."

"I have a feeling only for shadows."

"A title is justified only when it is vague and even aims confusedly at the elliptical. My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They determine nothing. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined. They are a kind of metaphor..."

"What distinguishes the artist from the dilettante? Only the pain the artist feels. The dilettante looks only for pleasure in art."











Comments

art_trudger said…
One of my very favorite artists. Great Blog, Paul. WIll be following!
Paul Behnke said…
Thanks!
He's one of my favorites too.