OIL PAINTING: Apollo's Chariot, 1912 by Odilon Redon
For more than thirty years, Redon devoted himself almost solely to drawing, with a marked preference for charcoal. This moving composition "Apollo's Chariot" remains enigmatic. "The description, by a title given to my drawings and paintings, is sometimes too much, so to speak," wrote Redon. "It's title is only justified when it is vague, indeterminate, and alluding, even confusedly, to the ambiguous. My paintings inspire and are not defined. They do not lead to anything. Like music, they place us in the ambiguous world of the indeterminate".