B24 – Une gravure fantastique
“…un diadème affreux sentant le carnaval, il essouffle un cheval rosse apocalyptique. Et parcourt…Le cimetière immense. Ou gisent. Les peuples de l’histoire ancienne et moderne.”
The 24th engraving in the Les Fleurs Du Mal series. Delhez has the following anecdote about this engraving: “I would never place the sun in an engraving where it stands in this work. It is an anti-compositional arrangement, but it’s there due to a feather that broke loose and that had put a large irregular spot on the work. I worked on that spot and the end result was that the sun was never really in such a correct place as in this engraving, although it was actually an accident.”
This work belongs to the first series of five called ‘Spleen et Idéal’.