La coquille (The Seashell) (1912) by Odilon Redon

La coquille (The Seashell) - Odilon Redon - 1912

Artwork Information

TitleLa coquille (The Seashell)
ArtistOdilon Redon
MediumPastel on paper
Dimensions20 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (51 x 57.8 cm)
Current LocationMusee d'Orsay, Paris

About La coquille (The Seashell)

French artist Odilon Redon’s painting La Coquille, created in 1912, is a masterpiece of the Symbolist art movement. The central concept of the painting is a seashell that proves difficult to describe in words, as some poets have found. Redon employs an array of techniques, such as charcoal and pastel, to create rich textures and tones in the artwork.

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