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Fundacion Mapfre presents exhibitions of the work of Odilon Redon and Lewis Hine

MADRID.- Fundacion Mapfre has opened the Odilon Redon and Lewis Hine exhibitions, which can be visited at the Recoletos Rooms (Paseo de Recoletos 23, Madrid) until 29 April. The Odilon Redon (Bordeaux, 1840 – Paris, 1916) exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, is the first major retrospective of this French artist’s oeuvre in Spain. The exhibition’s chronological trajectory begins with his early years as a lithographer under the guidance of Rodolphe Bresdin, and reaches the period of colour and his grand pieces, from what he called his noirs —in the atmosphere of the symbolists— to his mythological scenes and The Chariot of Apollo, an ode to light. This path of shade and light followed by the artist has no comparison in the history of art and is presented in this exhibition through a selection of 170 masterpieces from various institutions, which include oils, drawings, e