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  Odilon Redon : pastels

Redon, Odilon (Redon, Bertrand Jean)
Other(s) author(s) : Bacou, Roseline, [egile] ; Rehl, Beatrice, [itzultzaile]Language : EnglishNew York : George Braziller, 1987189 orrialde : koloretako eta zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 33 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-8076-1180-8.Redon, Odilon (1840-1916) Redon, Bertrand JeanOdilon Redon (Wikipedia eu) | (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en)
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Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was already well-known for his black and white drawings and lithographs when around 1890 he started to use color. For Redon, the discovery of color was a revelation, and he worked almost exclusively with it for the rest of his life. As probably no other painter before or after him, Redon recognized the advantages of pastel as the perfect medium with which to imbue his works on paper with a special transparency and luminosity.
In his pastels, Redon seems able to generate light from within the image and to increase the glow of colors in a way that transports the viewer effortlessly into a vivid imaginary world. Even when the subject is a vase of flowers or a portrait, Redon's pastels evoke a dream-like atmosphere and mood of reverie. By nature a shy and inward man, Redon felt a profound, almost mystical respect for the life of the spirit and for the people and objects that surrounded him in daily life. The intensity of Redon's vision and his command in the rendering of light won the praise of this contemporary Paul Cezanne, and of many later artists drawn to the unique personality expressed in the work.
This volume is the first to present a large selection of Redon's pastels. It reproduces in color seventy of the one hundred and eighty-four that Redon was recorded to have made. The introduction and commentaries on the plates by Roseline Bacou, one of the world's foremost authorities on Redon, will guide the reader to a fuller appreciation and understanding of Redon's pastels. Also included with this volume is a translation of Redon's "Confessions of an Artist", a work of great literary quality which helps to shed light on his own work and on the role of the imagination in art at the turn of the century.

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