Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Another artist I love



Head With Flowers by Redon

I saw my first Redon in the Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art in the seventies while attending an APA convention, and was transfixed. I didn't want to leave the painting and didn't for a long time. The friend who went with me was an artist by hobby, a fellow Psychologist by profession. He later found and sent me a book of Redon's work. I still have that book and pull it out to look at this man's amazing work. Lenny's heart attack and strokes, beginning in his fifties, gradually hampered and finally halted his ability to paint. Thank you, Lenny, for being my friend, for knowing that beauty and caring are both essential to a full life.

9 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Love this!!

erin said...

I don't know what I think... It is kind of freaky to me. I love the colors though.

Pris said...

Hi Pat...isn't he great?

Erin, I think you have to like surrealistic art to like this one and not everybody does. He has some that are more 'realistic' but still done in those vivid colours. It was his sketches pre-Picasso, of gaunt men, that Picasso quite liberally borrowed from for the men and clowns in his blue period.

Michael Parker said...

Very beautiful, Pris. Thanks for introducing Redon.

Pris said...

I'll post a couple more of his later to show his versatility. Glad you enjoyed.

pepektheassassin said...

Pris, I have never heard of Redon, but I think this is beautiful! I'll look him up and see what else I can find. Thanks.

Pris said...

Despite his talent, he never achieved the status of others during the same period. Not much of his work has been displayed here.

Endment said...

Redon is a new artist for me - Love this picture!

Pris said...

I'm glad I can introduce his work to more people!