Aug 29, 2018

Et la lune perfide élève son miroir


Et la lune perfide élève son miroir


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Laure Albin Guillot

(French, 1879-1962)

Fresson print

Image: 33.7 x 26.3 cm (13 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.); Paper: 33.7 x 26.3 cm (13 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 2018.211.13


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The tactile emphasis in this book’s printing and papers echoes the sensuousness appropriate to a love story.


Laure Albin Guillot wanted to produce a book that illustrated contemporary literature with photographs of equal quality and was itself a work of art. She chose to illustrate Paul Valéry’s poem Fragments de Narcisse, 1919–22, based on the myth of a beautiful young hunter who falls in love with his own reflection in a pond and is driven to suicide by the futility of his unrequited love.

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Type of artwork: 
Fresson print
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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