Death of the Buddha
Odilon Redon
Death of the Buddha
Odilon Redon (French, Symbolism, 1840-1916): Death of the Buddha, c. 1910. © Odilon Redon. This artwork or photograph is posted in accordance with fair use principles.

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“As part of a broad anti-materialistic and anti-rationalistic trend in art and ideas towards the end of the 19th century, Symbolist art also marked a rejection of the naturalistic aims of the Impressionists. The art of Odilon Redon can be linked to the poetry of Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, and the music of Claude Debussy. In the same way that Symbolist poets believed that there was a close connection between the sound and rhythm of words and their meaning, artists such as Redon saw in colour and line the capacity to express ideas.” (Dr. Janet McKenzie, © Studio International Foundation.)

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