Perchance to dream
Odilon Redon dealt in the demons that consciousness recoils from with a shudder. He claimed only to have opened `a small window on to mystery', but hi s fantastical images and creatures of the subconscious foreshadowed the Surreal ists. JAMIE McKENDRICK on a visionary who has grown beyond the confines of Deca dence
Saturday 11 February 1995
`Odilon Redon: Dreams and Visions' is at the Royal Academy, London W1, from 17 February; `Odilon Redon' is published by Thames and Hudson, price £48
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