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Portrait d’Arthur Rimbaud = Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud

by Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Lengrand, Jean Michel, b. 1955

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St Jean Carénage (St Barthélemy), 2002   ¶ A RICHLY EVOCATIVE PORTRAIT: The legendary brat-poet is depicted here from the famous photograph of Rimbaud aged seventeen, taken in Paris by Etienne Carjat about December 1871 (three months before Rimbaud stabbed Carjat in a postprandial fracas). Here the poet is transported to the foreground of his later milieu, an African landscape illuminated by a full moon top left. Distant clouds glow pink and yellow. Rimbaud's collar is burgundy velvet; his unruly hair is smoothed. "In the eyes", the artist says, "there is the romanti[ci]sm of a young poet, but also a part of night." In the middle distance, over the poet's left shoulder, la plus haute tour rises from the wetlands: It is a helix of manuscript-paper, "a tower of Babel", the artist says, "where the man wants to go untill [sic] the sky". Over the poet's right shoulder, leaves of manuscript-paper scatter heavenward, one by one becoming folded-paper birds flying off above and behind him, into infinity.   ||| Oil on panel (41 x 31 cm), signed "Jean Michel Lengrand" lower right.   ||| Pour une description en français, voir htt p://www.mag4. net/Rimbaud/album34. html (veuillez supprimer les espaces).   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .


  • Bookseller: Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000230
  • Title: Portrait d’Arthur Rimbaud = Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud
  • Author: Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Lengrand, Jean Michel, b. 1955
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Place: St Jean Carénage (St Barthélemy, FWI)
  • Date published: 2002
  • Keywords: Rimbaud Arthur Lengrand Jean Michel literature litterature poet poets poetry poete poetes maudits poesie poesies poeme poemes symbolism symbolist symbolists symbolisme symboliste symbolistes symbol symbols France French francais francaise Ardennes Charlev
  • Bookseller catalogs: ABE current; ¶ current; Art; French Literature; Rimbaud; Rimbaud 2004 02 27;


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