Les yeux clos (Closed Eyes) (1890) by Odilon Redon

Les yeux clos (Closed Eyes) - Odilon Redon - c.1890

Artwork Information

TitleLes yeux clos (Closed Eyes)
ArtistOdilon Redon
Dimensions55.9 x 40.6 cm
Art MovementSymbolism
Current LocationBrooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US

About Les yeux clos (Closed Eyes)

The artwork “Les yeux clos (Closed Eyes)” by Odilon Redon dates from circa 1890 and is a lithograph on paper, exemplifying the Symbolism art movement. Measuring 55.9 by 40.6 centimeters, this work is categorized within the genre of sketch and study. The piece can be viewed at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, NY, United States.

“Les yeux clos (Closed Eyes)” features the delicate rendering of a figure with their eyes closed, conveying a sense of tranquility and introspection. The soft, ethereal quality of the lithograph suggests a dreamlike or meditative state. The subtlety of line and shading in the artwork creates a serene and contemplative mood, capturing the essence of the Symbolist movement’s interest in the mystical and the ineffable. The upper portion of the artwork centers on the serene visage, while the lower portion seems to include a less defined sketch, possibly hinting at the transient nature of life or the realm of dreams. Redon’s masterful use of the medium contributes to the overall enigmatic atmosphere of the piece.

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