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Odilon Redon lithographs

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La mort: mon ironie dépasse toutes les autres! (1889).

Two samples from a collection of Odilon Redon etchings lithographs at Gallica, an archive I’ve only recently begun to look at. A shame that the larger images scale up the content and the empty margin, often leaving a very small picture in the centre not much bigger than thumbnail size. Oh, well… On the plus side there’s a portrait I hadn’t seen before of Des Esseintes from Huysmans’ À Rebours, the book which in 1884 introduced Redon’s work to a wider public. Via BibliOdyssey, without whom, etc.

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Et là-bas l’IDOLE ASTRALE, l’apothéose (1891).

Previously on { feuilleton }
The eyes of Odilon Redon
Arthur Zaidenberg’s À Rebours

 


 

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6 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Andrea

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    I’ve always been fascinated by the art of Redon. Several months ago i’ve tried to make a video containing a large choice of his etchings. Not all of the images have a good quality, this is because i’ve scanned it from old books.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoeWAvgLA44

  2. #2 posted by Amy

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    Hi,
    Gallica is great.
    Just to clarify things – these are lithographs not etchings. For more info (and pics) on Redon’s work and printmaking techniques try looking at this: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/redon/

    Amy

  3. #3 posted by cjy

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    I adore Redon – one of my top 3 favorite artists. Big influence on em.

  4. #4 posted by cjy

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    oops- meant to say “big influence on me”.

  5. #5 posted by John

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    Amy: Oops, yeah, I should have known better considering I have two books of Redon’s work. Thanks.

 




 

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