Home for the Impressionists: the Langmatt Museum: The Sidney and Jenny Brown Foundation, Baden, Switzerland

Home for the Impressionists: the Langmatt Museum: The Sidney and Jenny Brown Foundation, Baden, Switzerland

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ISBN-13: 9783775710183
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date: 08/15/2005
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 11.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Odilon Redon was born in 1840 in Bordeaux, France and later studied in Paris under Gerume. In his early twenties he began to read Flaubert, Baudelaire and Poe, three authors who would continue to influence his work. He learned lithography with Fantin-Latour but found a true mentor in Rodolphe Bresdin, whose fantastic imagery ran contrary to the art establishment, a position and style Redon would adopt as well. After working almost exclusively in black-and-white until the 1890s, when he suffered a serious illness and spiritual crisis, Redon began to paint and use pastels and revealed himself as a brilliant colorist, producing mythological scenes and flowers much admired by Matisse. Well-known by the end of his life, Redon remained a private man and died in Paris in 1916.

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