Odilon Redon. The Egg (L'Œuf). 1885

Odilon Redon

The Egg (L'Œuf)


Lithograph with chine appliqué
composition: 11 9/16 x 8 7/8" (29.3 x 22.6 cm); sheet: 16 1/4 x 10 7/8" (41.3 x 27.6 cm)
Lemercier et Cie., Paris
one of 4 known proofs
Gift of Peter H. Deitsch
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Odilon Redon has 294 works  online.
There are 21,456 prints online.

Redon populated his work with a cast of hybrid characters such as this one. These inventions reflected the artist's knowledge of Darwin's theory of evolution, his visits to the natural history museum, lectures he attended at a medical college, and his own dreams and fantasies.

Gallery label from Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008

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