La nature silencieuse. Paysages d'Odilon Redon
December 9th 2016 - March 26th 2017 Galerie des Beaux-Arts
Eleven years after the exhibition titled Odilon Redon. Pastels et noirs, the Musée des BeauxArts of Bordeaux is proposing to pay tribute once again to Odilon Redon (1840-1916), the Bordeaux painter, as part of the national celebrations for the 100th anniversary of his death. Jointly produced with the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Quimper with loans coming principally from
the Bordeaux collections and the Musée d’Orsay, this exhibition considers the issue of landscape in the artist’s paintings and drawings. Although it is an aspect of his work that is still little-known, landscape was nevertheless one of the main sources of oneiric inspiration for Redon, whose solitary and dreamy childhood in his property of Peyrelebade, in the Médoc, left a profound and enduring mark on his work. The wild and austere countryside of the Médoc landscape, between moors and marshes, echoes that of the Brittany landscapes discovered by the artist in 1870-80 during his trips to Finistère and Morbihan.
In Bordeaux, the exhibition will be accompanied by an international colloquium organised by Bordeaux-Montaigne University in partnership with the museum and the Association of Musée d’Art Gustave Fayet in Fontfroide.