red, white, yellow and purple flowers in multicolored vase; gold wood frame

Les Anemones (Still Life with Anemones), c. 1900-1910

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As a Symbolist, Redon does not attempt to make us believe that we are seeing a real vase of flowers. Instead he presents us with a universal archetype-a heavenly dream-of a vase of flowers that seems to float in an ethereal space. He wanted his works to touch us within, saying the he "placed the visible in the service of the invisible."

Details
Title
Les Anemones (Still Life with Anemones)
Artist Life
1840–1916
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.33.58
Catalogue Raisonne
Alec Wildenstein, Odilon Redon,Catalogue Raisonne de l'oeuvre peint et dessine, vol. 3, no. 1544 (Paris: Wildenstein Institute, 1992)
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red, white, yellow and purple flowers in multicolored vase; gold wood frame