Painters Paintings Odilon Redon: White Vase with Flowers, 1916, pastel on paper, Musée d’Orsay, Par…
Painters Work Odilon Redon: White Vase with Flowers, 1916, pastel on paper, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Odilon Redon painted or drew pastels of many vases of flowers. The portray right here reveals his totally developed method, with its glowing, feathery colors. A lot of his related works present good blooms, remoted in a nebulous house, which is clearly metaphysical somewhat than an imitation of what the attention sees. This high quality of the everlasting and the infinite can be evident in Van Gogh’s sunflowers and symbolize a departure from conventional Dutch and French masters of flower portray.
On this bouquet, such identifiable flowers as poppies, daisies, cornflowers and violets which he had studied attentively, emerge as fanciful re-creations, in jewel-like patches of colour towards a misty, undefined subject. Late flower photos resembling this one stay true to Redon’s inventive purpose: “to put the logic of the seen on the service of the invisible.”