Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon
Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916) transformed the natural world into dark visions and strange fantasies. He created a universe of mysterious hybrid creatures, offered his own interpretations of literary, biblical and mythological subjects, and presented flowers in a singular way. This book presents the full range of Redon’s achievements - mysterious charcoal "noirs," luminous pastels, richly textured canvases, dramatically shaded lithographs - through the Museum's unparalleled collection of the artist's work. The publication includes essays on the artist's aesthetic strategies, the meanings of his monsters, his accomplishments as a printmaker, and a comprehensive catalogue. Includes 459 illustrations, 152 in color.