Evocation of Butterflies Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box.
Published with the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Evocation of Butterflies, c. 1910/1912, by Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916)
For much of his career, symbolist painter Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916) worked primarily in lithography and with charcoal, creating dark, haunting images filled with mystery. In his late fifties he turned to oils and pastels, producing wildly colorful dreamscapes such as Evocation of Butterflies. Featured prominently at the 1913 Armory Show, Redon’s work foreshadowed the Surrealist movement.