Symbolist art originated as a literary movement. Its proponents focused on the unconscious, believing that reality could not be perceived properly through the five senses. Art of this movement emphasizes dream-like imagery without concrete meanings.
Dating back to my first high school art history class, I have known for certain that Odilon Redon is my favorite artist. I fell in love with the whimsical nature of his paintings that all seem to take place in the same wonderful fantasy world. I feel as if Redon’s paintings are like storybook illustrations come to life, leaving the viewer like a small child in amazement over the colorful pages before them. Continue reading