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Elle se montre à lui, dramatique et grandiose avec sa chevelure de prêtresse druidique (Dramatic and grandiose, she shows herself to him, with hair like a druid princess)

Illustration for Edmond Picard's Le Juré, (The Juror), 1887, plate 2 of 7

Le Juré was the first album that Redon produced specifically based on a literary text. Redon first drew these images in charcoal and the author displayed them in the Brussels Salon of 1887, while he gave a reading of the text. The seven lithographs were first printed with the text of Edmond Picard's monodrama Le Juré in an edition of 100 copies, and then in twenty separate sets (with the plates re-ordered) in the familiar album format in Paris the following year. Writer and critic, Picard, was one of the most important members of the Belgian avant-garde and a co-founder of the journal l'Art Moderne. In Le Juré, he attacked the Belgian judicial system. A juror wrongly convicts a man and is haunted by darkly morbid visions until he finally commits suicide.

P.302-1949

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