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Introduction
Odilon Redon (born Bertrand Redon; French: [ʁədɔ̃]; 20 April 1840 – 6 July 1916) was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist. Early in his career, both before and after fighting in the Franco-Prussian War, he worked almost exclusively in charcoal and lithography, works referred to as noirs. He started gaining recognition after his drawings were mentioned in the 1884 novel À rebours (Against Nature) by Joris-Karl Huysmans. During the 1890s he began working in pastel and oils, which quickly became his favourite medium, abandoning his previous style of noirs completely after 1900. He also developed a keen interest in Hindu and Buddhist religion and culture, which increasingly showed in his work. He is perhaps best known today for the "dreamlike" paintings created in the first decade of the 20th century, which were heavily inspired by Japanese art and which, while continuing to take inspiration from nature, heavily flirted with abstraction. His work is considered a precursor to both Dadaism and Surrealism.
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Introduction
Redon began his career as a draftsman in charcoal (which he called his 'Noirs'), and lithographer, working almost exclusively with black, but after 1900 he began to explore new motifs, flowers becoming a favored subject, rendered in vivid color in oils and pastel. After 1886, when the term was defined, Redon was considered to be a paragon of Symbolist visual art.
Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Etcher, Lithographer, Graphic Artist, Still Life Artist, Painter, Pastelist, Pastellist
Names
Odilon Redon, Bertrand Redon, Odilon Bertrand-Jean Redon, Odilon-Bertrand Redon, o. redon, Redon, Redon O.
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500007292
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