RedonCopertina rigida, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.25 lb, 96 pagine20
Symbols and Shadows
States of mind in pastel, charcoal and oil
While this latter-day lyricism and harmony contrasted sharply with Redon’s earlier mood of melancholy, his guiding principle remained to “place the visible at the service of the invisible”. With his dream-like imagery, sumptuous textures, and suggestive use of color, Redon sought to create a pictorial equivalent to his own psyche. From foreboding to lightness, he was above all an artist of states of mind, with considerable influence on later Post-Impressionism.
Michael Gibson was an art critic, art historian, anthropologist, writer, and philosopher. He wrote on art for numerous publications like The New York Times and Connaissance des Arts. Gibson was editor-in-chief of UNESCO’s World Heritage review. His many books include Redon and Symbolism, both published by TASCHEN.