Deux jeunes filles en fleurs (Two Young Girls Among Flowers) (c. 1905-12) by Odilon Redon

Deux jeunes filles en fleurs (Two Young Girls Among Flowers) - Odilon Redon - c. 1905-12

Artwork Information

TitleDeux jeunes filles en fleurs (Two Young Girls Among Flowers)
ArtistOdilon Redon
Datec. 1905-12
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions24 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.
Current LocationMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

About Deux jeunes filles en fleurs (Two Young Girls Among Flowers)

 

This particular artwork, “Deux Jeunes Filles En Fleurs,” was created by French artist Odilon Redon somewhere between 1905-12. Featuring two young girls amidst a background of lush flowers, the painting is widely recognized and available in multiple reproductions and prints. Additionally, it has been housed in several museums around the world and has received numerous formal critiques over the years.

Redon’s heavily stylized body of work typically combined elements of modern and traditional forms, which is abundantly clear in this particular piece. Appearing to celebrate youthfulness, innocence, and beauty through its subjects, “Deux Jeunes Filles En Fleurs” showcases Redon’s formidable skills as an artist who successfully blends color, composition and technique to create a masterpiece.

Though there isn’t much to go on regarding what Redon had intended with this particular piece or any historical significance behind it other than showing beauty; “Deux Jeunes Filles En Fleurs” remains an important work for fans of art history. Its seamless blend of traditional style and modern elements make it a unique addition to any collection, while its sheer aesthetic loveliness makes it one that most anyone can enjoy at face value without extensive knowledge in the discipline.

 

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