Si je mourais là-bas (p.51)

Georges Braque


Original woodcut in colors on wove paper pur chiffon for Si je mourais là-bas by Guillaume Apollinaire, Paris, Louis Broder éditeur, 1962

48 x 36 cm

Annotated, dated, signed by the artist in pencil lower left "Bon à / tirer."

Printed by Féquet and Baudier, Paris

Catalog raisonné : Vallier 181

Like glued paper...

On this woodcut, geometric shapes reminiscent of birds are scattered on a pink background. Pink, the color of love, Guillaume Apollinaire declares his laziness to Louise de Coligny-Châtillon, with whom he has fallen in love.
"... Forgotten memory alive in
all things
I would blush the tip of your
Pretty pink breasts..."