Arts Everyday Living: The Journey to Art—Self Revelation and Transformation

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THE JOURNEY TO ART

REVELATION & TRANSFORMATION

 

But the journey to art requires a transformation that focuses on you.  Not on externals, like your physical appearance, how much you earn, the state of your health, or even your chronological age, whether it is sixteen, sixty or eighty-five.  It is the inner self—the person that you only true know—who must transform…..*

Odilon Redon, The Crown, 1910, pastel and charcoal, Musee D'Orsay

Odilon Redon, The Crown, 1910, pastel and charcoal, Musee D’Orsay, Paris, France

*Excerpt from What to Take on Your Journey from Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is usually defined as a Symbolist painter; his works such as The Crown above radiate a sense of mystery as well as spirituality, ultimately challenging the viewer to decipher their meaning.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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