News: 26/01/2012

Odilon Redon Ojos cerrados, 1890 © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Odilon Redon exhibition in Madrid

This spring, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid is hosting the first ever retrospective in Spain dedicated to French painter Odilon Redon.

Odilon Redon (Bordeaux 1840 – Paris 1916) was a painter of the imaginary and the subconscious and a renowned naturalist. In 1886 he exhibited works alongside the Impressionists but did not share their aesthetic. Seen as a ‘marginal’ artist at the time, he nevertheless played a fundamental role in the genesis of modern art.

Following a major retrospective held at the Grand Palais, Paris and Musée Fabre, Montpellier in 2011, the Madrid exhibition celebrates the artist’s highly original and important oeuvre. The exhibition at Fundación Mapfre is not a repetition of the French show. It presents 170 works by Redon, only 60 of which were presented at the Grand Palais and Musée Fabre. It also includes one late self portrait, loaned from a private collection and never seen before by the public.

The exhibition runs from 11 February – 29 April 2012 at Fundación Mapfre‘s Recoletos site in central Madrid. Entry is free.

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image credit: Odilon Redon, Yeux clos, 1890 © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski