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Odilon Redon

French painter
Like music my drawings transport us to the ambiguous world of the indeterminate.

Odilon Redon (22 April 18406 July 1916) was a Symbolist painter, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France.

Quotes of Odilon RedonEdit

  • Like music my drawings transport us to the ambiguous world of the indeterminate.
    • Quoted in Jean-François Guillou, Great Paintings of the World (2000), p. 190.
  • The artist lives only day by day, and is the recipient of the things that surround him; he transposes sensations from outside, according to what the fate reserves him, but transforms them relentlessly and tenaciously, in a manner determined by him alone.
    • in Confidences of an artist (1894) published posthumously in Paris in 1922 as part of the book of memoirs To himself; as quoted by Paul Westheim in Confessions of Artists - Letters, Memoirs and Observations of Contemporary Artists, Propyläen Publishing House, Berlin, 1925: p. 82

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