The Enchanted: Odilon Redon Master Prints Exhibition Launch and Presentation

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Saturday, 25 May 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the opening of

The Enchanted: Odilon Redon Master Prints

French artist Odilon Redon (1840- 1916) was one of the pioneers of the Symbolist movement. His oeuvre takes us into the dark shadows of dreams and monsters – an inner world of cosmic floating heads, strange plants, grinning teeth and laughing spiders, a realm where things emerge that cannot be seen in light.

In this exhibition of Redon’s master prints we see how he shunned the ‘colour’ of his Impressionist contemporaries and embraced the potency of black in his monochromatic charcoal drawings and series of lithographs he called “Les Noirs” (the blacks). Presented by WAG, in partnership with Gippsland Art Gallery this is the first major regional survey exhibition of Redon’s ‘noir’ series, lithographed between 1870 and 1890.


Q&A with Collector Theodore Wohng and Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
Hosted by author, Robert Gott, 25 May 2:00pm to 3:00pm

IMAGE: Odilon Redon, The chimera gazed at all things with fear, 1886. Lithograph on paper. Private collection.