Two Masters of Fantasy
Bresdin and Redon

May 25, 2011–January 16, 2012

Discover the surprises and pleasures of visionary art

"Two Masters of Fantasy: Bresdin and Redon" features the prints and drawings of two artists who explored worlds of the imagination, the inner reality of the subconscious, and of dream. The eccentric French printmaker and draftsman Rodolphe Bresdin (1822-1885) created a miniature world dominated by the overwhelmingly intricate web of nature. He was the teacher of Odilon Redon (1840-1916), who was master of blackness in his lithographs and drawings (noirs). Two major drawings (one newly acquired) and a selection of lithographs explore his invented mythologies. The exhibition consists of 40 works drawn primarily from the Museum's collection with a few loans from private collectors.

  • Clementine Brown Gallery (Gallery 170)


Additional support provided by the Benjamin A. Trustman and Julia M. Trustman Fund.