Odilon Redon. Apparition. c. 1905

Odilon Redon

Apparition

c. 1905

Medium
Oil on wood panel with wood cradle at top and bottom
Dimensions
26 3/8 x 15 3/4" (67 x 40 cm)
Credit
Gift of The Ian Woodner Family Collection
Object number
219.2000
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Odilon Redon has 294 works online.
There are 2,320 paintings online.

Redon was of the same generation as Impressionist artists Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne, but he believed that their devotion to everyday subjects severely limited the possibilities for their work. His was an art of the imagination and the fantastic. Religious and mystical scenes, like Apparition, are frequent in Redon's work; he rendered them in a personal style—highly colored and textured—without adherence to academic traditions.

Gallery label from 2009

This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Private collection, Paris, c. 1973
Christie's, London, June 23, 1986, sale no. ?, lot no. 28
Christie's London, June 30, 1987, sale no. 3628, lot no. 116
The Ian Woodner Family Collection, New York, 1987 - 2000
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Ian Woodner Family Collection

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