A veteran of the Franco-Prussian war Odilon Redon returned from the battlefields with dark memories that would fill his later works.
Redon's charcoal drawings are bizarre sometimes surreal creatures that reflect the Artist's unique palette and dispositions. Redon's keen interest in Hindu and Buddhist religion, unique for a western Artist art the time, filtered into his works lending a mystical air. Often verging on the cusp of complete abstraction Redon's figures seem to emerge from a distant colorful dream.
"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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