Arts Everyday Living: Awakenings in Art—Dream Flowers & Butterflies

Odilon Redon, Bouquet of Flowers, c. 1900-1905, pastel on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake….

Henry David Thoreau*

Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers.  The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics.

*A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

 

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