Odilon Redon spent most of his youth in the Peyrelebade estate near Listrac, which was managed by his uncle. Redon's graphics and drawings depict fantasy-filled subjects, such as visions and nightmares. Redon worked in black and white until he was forty and only then started to make use of colour. From that time on he also produced paintings and pastel colours, with flower still lifes, animals and landscapes. Around 1880 Redon was applauded as one of the most important symbolic painters, mainly by symbolic poets such as Huysmans and Mallarmé.
Bordeaux 1840 - Parijs 1916