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Odilon Redon (1840-1916) | Still Lifes






Odilon Redon🎨's work represent an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche.
He himself wanted to "place the visible at the service of the invisible"; thus, although his work seems filled with strange beings and grotesque dichotomies, his aim was to represent pictorially the ghosts of his own mind. Redon🎨 also describes his work as ambiguous and undefinable:
"My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined".


A telling source of Redon's🎨 inspiration and the forces behind his works can be found in his journal A Soi-meme [To Myself].
His process was explained best by himself when he said: "I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst.
The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased".

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Odilon Redon descriveva il suo lavoro come ambiguo ed indefinibile: "I miei disegni ispirano e non devono essere definiti. Ci collocano, come la musica nel regno ambiguo dell'indeterminato".
Il lavoro di Redon rappresenta una esplorazione dei suoi sentimenti interni e della sua psiche. Lui stesso ha voluto "porre il visibile al servizio dell'invisibile"; così, sebbene il suo lavoro sembri pieno di strani esseri e dicotomie grottesche, il suo scopo era rappresentare pittoricamente i fantasmi della sua stessa mente.























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