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Le jour enfin paraît ... et dans le disque même du soleil, rayonne la face de Jésus-Christ
(Day appears at last ... and in the very disk of the sun shines face of Jesus Christ)

Plate 24 of 24

Most of the sheet remains completely white. With a minimum of black ink Redon created a detailed representation of the head of Christ. There is a level of clarity and serenity suggested by Christ's closed eyes and his visage floating amidst the rays of the sun, which leave no threatening ambiguities.

The representation of Christ is not overtly Christian; Redon's image is comparable to his version of the Buddha ( l'Intelligence fut à moi!) and reveals his personal, more spiritual approach to religion.

P.337-1949


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The Fitzwilliam Museum : La Tentation de Saint-Antoine

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