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"...une femme revêtue du soleil (a woman clothed with the sun)" from the portfolio "Apocalypse de Saint-Jean"

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

"...une femme revêtue du soleil (a woman clothed with the sun)" from the portfolio "Apocalypse de Saint-Jean"

Artist: Odilon Redon (French, 1840 - 1916)
Date: 1899
Medium: Transfer lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/16 x 16 5/8 in. (56 x 42.2 cm.)
Image: 11 5/16 × 9 1/16 in. (28.7 × 23 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Helen K. Fairall Estate, 2000.5.1-.13
Accession number: 2000.5.7
Classification: print
Copyright:Public Domain
Label TextOdilon Redon created highly personal and luminous art. His images of visions, poetry, and dreams have an unparalled radiance and serenity. The Symbolists, with whom he was aligned, were contemporaries of of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. While Impressionism was directed outward to the visual world and was concerned with painting's relationship to nature, light and vision, Symbolism explored the alternate, interior realities. Redon's art exemplifies the aims of this movement. He achieved a particular mastery of drawing in dry media such as black chalk, crayon lithography, and pastel. Redon's 20 years of working with crayon lithography taught him how to render a particularly magical qaulity of light. The Apocalypse of Saint John is a portfolio of 13 black and white lithographs including 12 impressions on cream-colored chine applique, plus a cover signed with Redon's monogram. The Apocalypse of Saint John was the last of Redon's print series, before he turned from black and white to color work in pastel. Source: News, September October 2000.
Portfolio/Series"Apocalypse de Saint-Jean Par Odilon Redon"
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