The exhibition Odilon Redon at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland), is dedicated to the oeuvre of French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916), a leading representative of French Symbolism. The show at Fondation Beyeler presents a selection of paintings, pastels, drawings and lithographs, which concentrates on Odilon Redon’s significance as a precursor of classical modernism. The exhibition runs until May 18, 2014.
Odilon Redon’s oeuvre is marked by breaks and contrasts. It’s characterized by a stylistic evolution that leads from the black of his early charcoal drawings and lithographs to the explosion of color in his later pastels and oil paintings. His works oscillate between strangeness and cheerfulness: bizarre monsters appear alongside heavenly creatures. The exhibition at Fondation Beyeler addresses all the main themes and the most important ideas and innovations found in Redon’s oeuvre. Odilon Redon at Fondation Beyeler is curated by Raphaël Bouvier.