The Spirit of Solitude and painting (French text)
RENAISSANCE DU LIVRE LA, 2003
Dangerous for some and for others wonderous, loneliness offers its bluish landscapes, its abysses, its sands and its snows, its storms and its sharp mountains, and unrolls endless a partition of silence. It strips the traveler as much as it quenches him. It digs, questions, exalts and lightens. It gives the flavor of the moment and the imperishable, it lights light in the forest of existence. It has the burning of expectation and the freshness of meditation. IT is an infinite departure and a safe shelter. Sometimes sharp and sometimes soft, It dresses in all the dresses of desire, and innumerable veils of secrecy. It is a loss and a valor, a separation which becomes consolation. It is a forgetting of oneself that summons all the presences and opens to the contemplation
The painter is the one who has the art of singing solitudes - that of an apple, a chair, a hermit, a lover. His gaze is passionate and patient attention to this world and what he does not see. But where is the absence when freedom unfolds?
If that doesn't persuade you to buy this book, then nothing will. In French, HB. Condition as new, the spine has some fading. As the above suggests this is a study of solitude, or loneliness perhaps, through words and lovely illustrations from world art. 220pp