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Odilon Redon was born as Bertrand-Jean Redon on 22.04.1840 in Bordeaux and died on 06.07.1916 in Paris. He was a French painter of the Symbolism and a cofounder of the Society of independent artists. Odilon Redon took lessons for painting in watercolours in 1855 at the age of 15. He was deeply interested in natural science and music. In 1858 he went to Paris where he visited the gallery of Jean-Léon Gérôme. At a time when the Impressionists fragmented the world in light and colour, Odilon Redon crept into the dark and was motivated by dreams as well as the dark paintings of Bosch and Goya. In this dark phase, Redon made charcoal drawings and print graphics reflecting the subconscious side of the humans along with their fears and nightmares; and he created works that had a haunted and scary effect. The paintings of Odilon Redon became colourful again at a later stage. Redon is regarded as the forerunner of Surrealism. His work is classified in an early dark black phase and a later colourful phase today. All artworks by Odilon Redon can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!

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