Odilon Redon: Literature and Music

By (artist)Odilon Redon EditorCornelia Homburg

July 24, 2018|
Odilon Redon: Literature and Music by Odilon Redon
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French artist Odilon Redon (1840–1916) was a painter, lithographer, draftsman and pastellist, as well as a writer, critic and musician. This wide-ranging production between mediums and materials paralleled Redon''s fascination with synaesthesia, the idea that an experience can be registered by several senses simultaneously, and that the experience could be more intense when several senses are solicited together—a phenomenon which captured the imaginations of many symbolists.

To this end, Redon sought to interweave the expressive powers of literature, music and the visual arts together in works that combined and confused the senses. Next to literary themes and subjects linked to classical drama, Redon was particularly inspired by Richard Wagner''s and Robert Schumann''s music, among others.

With more than 200 illustrations of works largely in private collections and held in the Kröller-Müller Museum, and with essays by renowned experts on Redon and symbolism, this book provides extensive insight into the importance of literature and music in Redon''s oeuvre. Addressing some of Redon''s favorite themes in abundant visual detail, Odilon Redon: Literature and Music shows how the artist transposed literary and musical motifs in his work, and how he reinvented such themes over and over again to create new associations and meanings.

Title:Odilon Redon: Literature and Music
Product dimensions:208 pages, 10.8 X 8.4 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 10.8 X 8.4 X 0.9 in
Published:July 24, 2018
Publisher:nai010 publishers
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9789462084223

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