L'Amoureuse, by Anne de Gelas, is the autobiographical account of the immense pain, and the mourning process after the death of the beloved one. In the book, different forms of expression are intertwined : texts excerpted from a personal diary, photography through self-portraits and portraits of the child (and the disappeared lover's flesh and bone), and sketches that connect the images and the text.
This book tells a sombre tale, but from the pages emerges the will to survive this pain; the book is also a form of exorcism where the artist glorifies the love for this man, and the love for their son
Anne de Gelas and the publisher "Le Caillou Bleu" put together a very moving book that - surprinsingly - conveys strength an energy.
96 pages - Softcover
Le Caillou Bleu, 2013
New - Mint
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From the publisher :
"T., my lover and father of my son, died on April 5, 2010 of a brain stroke. He fell beside us on a beach at the North Sea. The violence of his death put me in front of a big void…a silence that echoed in my head only equal to the brightness of the blue sky which no planes crossed because of the ashes of a volcano in anger, my anger.
To face that loss, I plunged myself into the work that I had started more than 10 years ago consisting in writing a personal diary, now focussing on telling about my suffering but also about that surplus energy that burst within me."
-- Anne de Gelas
Presentation by Éditions Loco : [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After the shock of the death of her partner, the father of her son, Anne De Gelas focused on the new shrunken family unit. Mère et Fils (Mother and Son) is this face-to-face relationship, this intense bond, and - in the heart of this situation - the permanence of feminity and desire,...
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