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Perversity

A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1891

Artist:

Odilon Redon
French, 1840-1916

About this artwork

Regarded as a major contributor to the Symbolist movement in 19th-century France, Odilon Redon produced over 30 etchings and 170 lithographs during his lifetime. Originally attracted to printmaking as a method for distributing his charcoal drawings, Noirs (Blacks), he became enamored with the medium because of its possibilities for depth of value. Much of his imagery reveals a murky, mysterious environment; the subject is usually surrounded by an atmosphere of darkness.

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Artist

Odilon Redon

Title

Perversity

Origin

France

Date

Made 1891

Medium

Etching and drypoint on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

159 × 125 mm (image); 210 × 155 mm (plate); 360 × 275 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Stickney Collection

Reference Number

1920.1542

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