Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Visionary Artist–Sailing the Sea of Heaven

Odilon Redon, Flower Clouds, c. 1903, pastel on cardboard,* The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916), a contemporary of the French Impressionists, was a creator of dreams like Flower Clouds, a fusion of the heavens and the sea.

*pastel with touches of stumping, incising and brushwork on blue-gray wove paper with multicolored fibers altered to tan, perimeter mounted on cardboard.

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