Many of you know me as a mom, teacher, crafter, diy-er, but I tend to keep my "artness" a little bit sheltered. I am not sure really why that is, just that I don't want to bore non-art-enthusiasts with random "fun facts" that aren't really so fun! But this year, one of my New Year Resolutions was to be more confident in promoting my artwork and my skills as an artist. I am still shy about blogging my own artwork. But I am introducing "Art Watch" as a recurring theme on my blog which will spotlight artists that are really thrilling and inspiring me and my work right now!
Today's artist is Odilon Redon, a French artist who worked from 1900 until his death in 1916. He is considered a Symbolist artist, the Symbolists believed that it was their duty to interpret and visualize intangible ideas and emotions, which explains the abundant use of symbols in their work.
Redon's work is characterized by the use of intensely saturated color, brushstrokes filled with emotion, and a tight sense of value. I am really excited about his use of color.
|Arbres et Maisons: Vue d'Hiver|
|Homage to Leonardo da Vinci, 1908|
|The Turqoise Vase|
|Girl with Poppies|
Thanks for enjoying art with me!