Panel (c. 1902) by Odilon Redon

Panel - Odilon Redon - c.1902

Artwork Information

ArtistOdilon Redon
Dimensions225 x 185 cm
Art MovementSymbolism
Current LocationRijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands

About Panel

The artwork, “Panel” by Odilon Redon, crafted circa 1902, is a representative piece of the Symbolism movement. With dimensions of 225 x 185 cm, it falls within the genre of design. The artwork is housed at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede, The Netherlands, where it contributes to the collection’s diversity and historical significance.

The artwork itself exudes a delicate, dream-like quality that is characteristic of Redon’s approach to Symbolism. The canvas is adorned with a plethora of floral motifs that appear to float against a muted, textural backdrop. In keeping with Symbolist ideals, the work is replete with potential allegorical interpretations, as the flowers may evoke certain emotions or ideas beyond their mere aesthetic appeal. The soft blending of colors and the varied intensity and focus across the composition draw the viewer’s eye gently across the panel, suggesting depth and inviting contemplation. It displays a masterful interplay of color and form, creating an ethereal atmosphere that transcends the literal representation of flowers, alluding perhaps to themes of nature’s ephemeral beauty, growth, and decay, as well as the mystery and subjectivity of human perception.

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