Redon's Unsatiated Thirst
I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.
|Odilon Redon, Bouquet de Fleurs, 1904, Oil on canvas|
|Odilon Redon, The Centaur and the dragon, 1908 ?, Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard|
|Odilon Redon, The Palm, 1899, Oil on cardboard|
|detail, Redon's The Palm|