The Nightmare Transported into Art: Odilon Redon’s “St. Anthony”

November 01, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916) made three series of prints based on Gustave Flaubert’s “Temptation of St. Anthony.” Inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s image of the early Christian ascetic being tempted repeatedly by the devil, Flaubert crafted a play-like work that provides ample material for Redon’s typical mysterious and fantastical imagery. This exhibition consists of the complete set of Redon’s third series (1896) illustrating Flaubert's work.


Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art