Portfolio of eight color screenprints, each accompanied by two pages of text, documenting the major art movements of the first half of the 20th century through the female portrait, including Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism. Some minor toning. 4to. Original illustrated cardstock portfolio, some toning, repair along spine, small tear to bottom of spine. Brussels (Le Petit-Château) 1948. Liimited edition of 50 copies.
This suite was printed under the direction of Pichon at the press of the Belgian art revies "Le Petit-Château". The visual key provided by the portraits, together with the accompanying text, allows the reader to navigate through "this labyrinth called painting". Very scarce; as of December 2017, WorldCat locates only one holding in a North American institution. Book ID: 48781