March 15, 2007

Danse macabre by Hermann-Paul

In this book published in 1919, Hermann-Paul, french illustrator, makes his danse macabre. He points the blackness, weakness and haughtiness of human nature in ten wood engravings. "The Courtesan", "The Game", "Alcohol", "The Doctrine"... Each sketch reveals how the post WWI society has difficulties to get about his scars and deceases, tries to have fun with an hard-pushed smile.

Currently, the Librairie Loliée can show you :
  • HERMANN-PAUL - La Danse Macabre. Paris, Léon Pichon, 1919, in-8.