Prints : Yslaire

La Cabane

La Cabane

The first “Sambre” album was a great success, but it had been drawn in haste as a result of its inclusion in “Circus.” Even though Yslaire had undergone a few crises born of his perfectionism, he had been unable to pursue some of his ambitions to the full. “I decided to correct this in the second tome” he recalls. “Romanticism also embraces the notion of giving full rein to expression, such as through the use of large-scale images to show the hero lost in the immensity of space. I decided to work on larger plates so that each one could be more finely detailed. I have two completely finished versions for the plate from which is taken the basic drawing for this screen-print. Even if it’s just a plate showing a snow-scene, like the next one, we are still looking at the play of light and shadow, only here the values are reversed.

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