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ID number:  BIRBI-81.1
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Redon, Odilon (1840-1916)
Title / Object name:  The Crucifixion
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  French
Date made:  about 1904
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  46 x 27 cm unframed; 61.5 x 42 x 8 cm framed
Provenance:  Sam Salz, Inc, New York, 1956; bought at Sothebys, New York, 20 May 1981, Leigh B. Block sale (no.320)

Redon was a leading member of the Symbolist movement and his non-naturalistic, symbolic use of colour in this tragic painting is highly original. Said to have been painted in 1904, it is one of a number of rich oils and pastels which he produced in the early years of this century. The composition is based on a crucifixion of about 1526, now in the Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, by the German painter, Matthias Grünewald. Redon's enthusiasm for his work was inspired by the description of Grünewald's Isenheim Crucifixion, contained in the novel Là-Bas (1891) by his friend, J.-K. Huysmans.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Signed l.r.: ODILON REDON

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Odilon Redon', Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, 1985 (no. 108); Boston, 1968; 'Odilon Redon', Galerie des Beaux-Arts Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, 10 May 1985 - 01 September 1985

1 Related People

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Odilon Redon

Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux
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