Odilon Redon “Les Origines,” plate 3. 1883. Lithography print. Image via Trivium Art History. From Wiki: "Odilon Redon (born Bertrand Redon; French: [ʁədɔ̃]; April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916) was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist."
Via Trivium: “For Redon, science would slowly grow to include the spiritual. The Germain idea of Naturphilosophie, that all living things are interconnected, would layer into Buddhist and Hindu philosophy — bringing color back into Redon’s world. By the 1890’s, Redon moved almost exclusively to pastel — saying it “comforted” him — and the spiders and spermatoid eyeballs were replaced by twigs of fresh branches, grasses and flowers. Even his Cyclops appears benevolent. His paintings are dreamscapes still, but they are meditative, quiet — finally at peace. "The Artist submits from day to day to the fatal rhythm of the impulses of the universal world which encloses him, continual centre of sensations, always pliant, hypnotized by the marvels of nature which he loves, he scrutinizes. His eyes, like his soul, are in perpetual communion with the most fortuitous of phenomena." — Odilon Redon”
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