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The artist yields often to the stimuli of materials that will transmit his spirit.
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Black is the most essential of all colors. Above all, if I may say so, it draws its excitement and vitality from deep and secret sources of health ... One must admire black. Nothing can debauch it.

— Odilon Redon

One must respect black, nothing prostitutes it. It does not please the eye and it awakens no sensuality. It is the agent of the mind far more than the most beautiful color to the palette or prism

— Odilon Redon

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality ... true art lies in a reality that is felt.

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I am certain about what I will never do - but not about what my art will render.

— Odilon Redon

The artist yields often to the stimuli of materials that will transmit his spirit.

— Odilon Redon

All my originality consists?in giving life in human fashion to beings which are impossible according to the laws of possibility.

— Odilon Redon

I am repelled by those who voice the word 'nature', without having any trace of it in their hearts.

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The painter is not an intellectual if, when he has painted a nude woman, he gives us the idea that she is just about to put her clothes back on.

— Odilon Redon

I have placed there a little door opening on to the mysterious. I have made stories.

— Odilon Redon

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