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Village on the Coast of Brittany

Village on the Coast of Brittany

74: Village on the Coast of Brittany

Odilon Redon
Bordeaux 1840 - 1916 Paris

2019-S.4: Fondation Custodia
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Born in Bordeaux in southwestern France, Redon went to Paris to study briefly with Jean-Léon Gérome in 1864. The natural world was at the heart of his symbolist fantasies. His landscape oil sketches, which date from early in his career, anticipate his turn to vibrant hues in the 1890s.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
21.1 × 36.3 cm

Created: circa 1880

Section: Bodies of Water

This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century

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