Woman with a Yellow Bodice (c. 1899) by Odilon Redon

Woman with a Yellow Bodice - Odilon Redon - c.1899

Artwork Information

TitleWoman with a Yellow Bodice
ArtistOdilon Redon
MediumPastel on Paper
Dimensions66 x 50 cm
Art MovementSymbolism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
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About Woman with a Yellow Bodice

Odilon Redon’s Woman with a Yellow Bodice is a well-known painting categorized under the symbolism genre. This masterpiece depicts a woman wearing a bright yellow bodice, surrounded by an array of colorful flowers. Redon has portrayed the woman in the state of innocence, similar to Eve in the Garden of Eden. The artist’s unique approach towards harmony between colors and shapes can be seen in this portrait.

Odilon Redon was born on April 20th, 1840, in Bordeaux, France. He was known for his unique style that blended artistic naturalism with symbolic subject matter influenced by Freud’s analysis of dreams and modern psychology trends. His artwork inspired many late 19th-century French avant-garde circles.

The painting can be viewed at the Kröller-Müller Museum located in Otterlo, Netherlands. It is available as a hand-painted oil reproduction on canvas or an un-embellished giclee print that captures every detail of the original artwork.

The Woman with a Yellow Bodice continues to inspire art enthusiasts worldwide through its beauty and elegance. The painting is more than just an artwork; it is one of Odilon Redon’s greatest legacies for generations to come.

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