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
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."