Redon: Sad Ascent

Odilon Redon: “Sad Ascent,” Plate IX of “Dans Le Rêve”

I consider the 9th plate of Redon's "Dans Le Rêve" Portfolio in my series on the graphic works of Redon

Odilon Redon: “Dans le Rêve” Frontispiece

The Frontispiece to Dans le Rêve is, primarily, an overture to a larger work. It introduces 10 pieces with a common theme of dream imagery and imagination. The portfolio taken as a whole takes its cue from the Göthean idea of genius- i.e., becoming the wellspring of new and original creation. We're to understand it as some mystical … Continue reading Odilon Redon: “Dans le Rêve” Frontispiece