Odilon Redon, La Mort: mon ironie dépasse toutes les autres! (Death: my irony surpasses all else!), from À Gustave Flaubert, dessins pour La Tentation de Saint Antoine (plate III)
1889, lithograph, 53.7 x 35 cm, several museums
I am stupefied by your Death … I do not believe any artist has ever made, or poet dreamed, an image so absolute!
Stéphane Mallarmé, Symbolist poet and close friend of Redon
Odilon Redon, La Mort verte (Green Death)
c. 1905, oil on canvas, 54.9 x 46.3 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York (currently not on view)