French, 1840–1916. In his symbolic paintings, Odilon Redon captured dreams, floral still lifes, landscapes and mythological scenes. Attributed to heralding the Surrealist and Dadaist movements, Redon’s work derived inspiration from the various artists he received his training from, in different media and cities. For almost two decades of his career, he worked exclusively with black and white. Inspired by his close camaraderie with Paul Gauguin and Maurice Denis, Redon suddenly initiated the use of bright colors in his works. Themes like Horror, Fantasy and Death were often in attendance in his pastels, prints and paintings.