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  • Il Budda
  • Il Budda
  • The Buddha
  • The Buddha
Il Budda

The Buddha

The original work is dated 1904 and is kept at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Intrigued by the oriental cultures and religions, Odilon Redon deepens their knowledge and uses one of their symbols, the Buddha, as a subject for several of his works. This painting depicts the Buddha sitting in front of a bare tree. The two subjects are the only well-defined and recognizable elements within the design.
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Dimensions
cm. 60x80
1 - Characteristics and Properties
Fir wood frame with rounded edges of cm. 3.0 thickness
2 - Characteristics and Properties
Ready to hang
3 - Characteristics and Properties
Edges are finished on the sides
4 - Characteristics and Properties
Water and UV resistant canvas
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The original work is dated 1904 and is kept at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. French painter and precursor of symbolism, Jean-Bertrand Redon, better known as Odilon Redon, defines with these words his conception of art: "My design has as its object the representation of the invisible with the logic and the truth of the visible." Intrigued by the oriental cultures and religions, he deepens their knowledge and he uses one of their symbols, the Buddha, as a subject for several of his works. This painting depicts the Buddha sitting in front of a bare tree. The two subjects are the only well-defined and recognizable elements within the design. The Buddhist deity wears a golden dress, characteristic that gives it a rich, mystical and spiritual air. On the grey background you can see other components, drawn in an abstract way: insects, flowers of various kinds and unrecognizable animals. With the use of pastels and watercolours Redon tries to give these elements a sense of mystery and madness, as well as an evocative and personal image that goes beyond the real appearance of objects. A mystical, refined and pure atmosphere shines from this drawing: skilfully, the painter contours and models the elements with light. Odilon Redon remained unknown to the big public until 1884, when Huysmans published " À rebours" a very successful novel in which the author writes about his paintings.