"The Smiling Spider" is a pastel drawing by 19th-century French artist, Odilon Redon. The work is considered to be an example of Symbolism, a movement that emerged in France in the late 19th century and was characterized by the use of symbols and metaphors to express emotions and ideas.
The drawing depicts a large spider with a human-like face, smiling in a mischievous manner. The spider is set against a stark white background, which gives the image a sense of isolation and detachment. The use of pastels gives the image a dreamy, ethereal quality that adds to the sense of strangeness and otherworldliness.
Redon’s fascination with darkness was accompanied by a powerful attraction to the world of the uncertain, the phantoms of insomnia, and the monstrous dreams and obscure fantasies usually rendered invisible by daylight.
You'll receive a heavyweight, giclée, acid-free print that's created to last for generations. The museum-quality paper works perfectly with large, full-color images. The lightly-textured, matte finish captures fine lines and subtle colors, resulting in stunning works of art without unwanted reflections.
* Printed using eco-friendly, water-based inks
* FSC approved or sustainably-sourced paper
* Frame and matting isn't included. Print only.
* Shipped in a damage-proof artwork tube.
* Premium-quality (200gsm) giclée, acid-free paper
➤ DIGITAL-RESTORATION ART
We specialize in digital recreations of vintage sacred and surreal art. Each work is a handmade digital restoration of the original image, not a pixellated copy of an Internet image that some other vendors may sell. We provide high-quality, clean digital restorations — true to the original — with great attention to detail.
Museum grade, archival paper is created to last for generations without discoloring.
Epson, eco-friendly inks won't fade, even when exposed to regular sunlight.
Your fine-art print is created exclusively for you. So, please allow us 2 business days to create your unique artwork. We'll keep you updated and send tracking as soon as it's available. Average shipping time after the crafting period is 5-7 business days. Packages are tightly secured, providing excellent protection during travel.
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