Arts Everyday Living: Through an Artist’s Eyes—Dreams of Destiny

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No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.  Destiny is made silently.

Agnes de Mille

 

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Odilon Redon, Silence, c. 1911, oil on prepared paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

Few artists can rival Symbolist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) for his mysterious and dream-like creations like Silence above, reflections of the inner world of the mind.  His early works are mainly done in charcoal or lithography.  However, later he transforms his visions, using a spectrum of vibrant, at times electric colors.

Agnes de Mille (1905-1993) was one of the pioneer of modern dance, both performing and choreographing masterpieces such as the ground-breaking Rodeo (set to the music of Aaron Copland) as well as musicals Oklahoma, Carousel, Paint Your Wagon, among others.

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