1914-1918, Voix d’écrivains et d’artistes
Paul Claudel, Paul Landowski, Charles Lhermitte
L’Association Camille et Paul Claudel en Tardenois
Europe and soon the planet are burning: more than eighteen million dead, devastated countries, economies in ruins. Is it necessary to recall the volunteers, the wounded, the dead on the front, the prisoners, all those who, poets, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors, fighters from the first to the last hour, have left us the poignant, angry, or ironic trace about what they saw and experienced throughout the conflict?
This is the daily story, without comments, as the notebook of a resident of Villeneuve-sur-Fere in Tardenois. It is the photograph of a local child, Charles Lhermitte, who chooses to say this horror by means of the lens. It is the painfully wounded word of a witness, Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, touched in the heart by the loss of a son or that of Paul Claudel, who gets involved in the history inscribed in the diplomatic despatches, the literature oscillating between lyricism and epic. This is the story finally written for eternity in stone by Paul Landowski.
- 21 x 27 cm