Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916) wasn’t really an artist I thought I’d end up liking at first, but his art has definitely grown on me. I also didn’t realise quite how huge his body of work was, because the same images always seem to get reproduced time and again. I now understand why he was one of the leaders of Symbolism. He once said of his work, “My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.”
I still don’t know that he’s a personal favourite, but his work definitely improves on better acquaintance.