Works of Odilon Redon look like they were created by a weirdo. During the early years of artistic activity of this Symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist his works were described as “a synthesis of nightmares and dreams”. As you will see below, they are full of dark, fantastic figures from nightmares, or skewed imagination, however you call it. Redon created imagined and supernatural scenes which nonetheless were executed in a highly representational manner. “My originality,” wrote Redon, “consists in bringing to life…improbable beings and making them live according to the laws of probability, by putting—as far as possible—the logic of the Visible at the service of the Invisible.” Redon was influenced by the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and Stéphane Mallarmé, and admired by the painters Gustave Moreau and Gustave Klimt.
Below you will find a small gallery of his creepy creatures. Enjoy!