Sep 13, 2011



c. 1868

Odilon Redon

(French, 1840-1916)

Graphite on beige wove paper

Support: Beige wove paper (discolored)

Sheet: 32.1 x 22 cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1927.299

Catalogue raisonné: Wildenstein 576


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Redon incorporated fantastical details into his mountainous landscape, including a small creature seen faintly directly above the woman and a profile that vaguely appears in the shadows next to her.


Odilon Redon grew up near the massive Pyrénées mountains in southern France and their image recurred throughout his work. In a series of drawings made during the 1870s, Redon used the craggy surface and infinite reach of his native landscape to evoke a sense of solitude and isolation. The woman seen here, for example, leans forward and casts her eyes downward as if in resignation.

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DR - French
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