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Moonlight, plate 30 from Alcools

A work made of etching in black on off-white wove paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of etching in black on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1934

Artist:

Louis Marcoussis (French, born Poland, 1878-1941)
based on a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire (French, born Italy, 1880-1918)

About this artwork

This is Apollinaire’s first published poem and reads:
Moon dribbling honey upon lips of lunatics
Orchards and country towns tonight grow greedy
Stars resemble bees
Of a luminous liquid that drips from trellises
Each honey beam oozes from heaven
Taking its own sweet time
Hidden I glimpse the sweet adventure
But I fear the fiery sting of that bee Arcturus
He has flung me deceiving beams
And culled his moon honey from the compass rose of the winds

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Louis Marcoussis

Title

Moonlight, plate 30 from Alcools

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1934

Medium

Etching in black on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 14.8 × 9.2 cm (5 7/8 × 3 5/8 in.); Plate: 15.5 × 9 cm (6 1/8 × 3 9/16 in.); Sheet: 45.2 × 31.8 cm (17 13/16 × 12 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Alice Roullier

Reference Number

1964.379

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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