Redon, Odilon. (1840–1916)

"I will happily return to your beautiful musical performances this year" - Printed Visiting Card with Autograph Note

Printed visiting card of the French symbolist painter and printmaker, who has penned, translated from the French, "Nov. 1904 / With all my gratitude for the invitation. / I will happily return to your beautiful musical performances ["hearings'] this year" in purple ink.  In fine condition.  3.75 x 2.25 inches (9.5 x 5.7 cm.).

"Redon's work represents an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche.  He himself wanted to 'place the visible at the service of the invisible'; thus, although his work seems filled with strange beings and grotesque dichotomies, his aim was to represent pictorially the ghosts of his own mind.  A telling source of Redon's inspiration and the forces behind his works can be found in his journal A Soi-meme.  His process was explained best by himself when he said: 'I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst.  The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.'" (www.odilon-redon.org) (20025)


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