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At the turn of the 20th century, Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was one of the most intriguing and original painters in Paris, and his subject matter, the timeless world of myths and dreams, has ensured he is not forgotten. With the current exhibition of his works at the Odakyu Museum in Shinjuku, the curators have succeeded in creating a little oasis of calm and beauty above the hustle and bustle of Tokyo’s busiest station.

Going to Paris as a young man, Redon first studied architecture and then art, but he became disillusioned with the academic style of painting taught by his professors and returned to his native Bordeaux, dissatisfied and unhappy.

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