Vase of Flowers (Pink Background). Artist: Odilon Redon (French, Bordeaux 1840-1916 Paris); Date: ca. 1906; Medium: Oil on canvas; Dimensions: 28 5/8 x 21 1/4 in. (72.7 x 54 cm); Classification: Paintings; Credit Line: Bequest of Mabel Choate, in memory of her father, Joseph Hodges Choate, 1958 / Having worked almost exclusively in black and white for more than two decades, Redon revealed his gifts as a colorist in the luminous pastels and paintings he made after 1895. In this bouquet, such identifiable flowers as poppies and cornflowers, which he had studied attentively, emerge as fanciful re-creations, in jewel-like patches of color against a misty, undefined field. Late flower pictures such as this one remain true to Redon´s artistic aim: to place the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible.