Everywhere Eyeballs Are Aflame
Plate 9 from The Temptation of Saint Anthony 1st series 1888
Fine Art Giclée Print
Print Dimensions: 24cm x 36cm
Odilon Redon a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist, who over the course of his career, developed a singular style that anticipated both the decadent symbolism of the late nineteenth century and the modernism of the early twentieth.
He was a French-born pastelist and painter as well as a printmaker. During his early years as an artist, Redon’s works were described as “a synthesis of nightmares and dreams”, as they contained dark, fantastical figures from the artist’s own imagination. His work represents an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche. He himself wanted to place “the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible”. A telling source of Redon’s inspiration and the forces behind his works can be found in his journal A Soi-même (To Myself). His process was explained best by himself when he said:
“I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.”
This work has been re-published on archival paper using aqueous archival inks.
$60.00 – $160.00 inc.GST