un tableau noir
avec de la lumière.
The poet must compose a black tableau with light. Oliver Py.
'Here light wants us to fall for an absurd story, would even like us to think it is History. A lighted chandelier retreats under a black tulle funereal shroud to make way for the sincere extinguished chandelier Gouthière designed for Queen Marie-Antoinette's guilded study at Versailles. On the back of the Louis XVI canape, two skeletons jokingly spook each other to prove that a good time can be had, be it deep in a tomb or in bygone days at the French court.'
I came across this exquisitely humourous image and text in the magazine Lumière which I picked up at last years Decorex London ... and I had to share it with you.
A little Monday inspiration.