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Redon's "To Edgar Allan Poe"

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Between 1870 and 1890, the artist Odilon Redon created mostly black and grey works, first in charcoal and then as monochromatic lithographs. These compositions, which he named his “noirs,” explored the strange, sublime, and fantastical. They were also inspired by literary works, including those of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire. In 1882, Redon published a series of works titled “To Edgar Allan Poe” that depict imaginative visual worlds seemingly lifted from Poe’s mysterious prose.

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A Mask Sounds the Death KnellOdilon Redon, 1882
A Mask Sounds the Death Knell
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In Front of the Dark Sun of Melancholy, Lenore AppearsOdilon Redon, 1882
In Front of the Dark Sun of Melancholy, Lenore Appears
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The Angel of Certitudes and an Intermining GlanceOdilon Redon, 1882
The Angel of Certitudes and an Intermining Glance
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The Breath that Leads the Beings is Also in the SpheresOdilon Redon, 1882
The Breath that Leads the Beings is Also in the Spheres
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MadnessOdilon Redon, 1882
Madness
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The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon Moves Towards InfinityOdilon Redon, 1882
The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon Moves Towards Infinity