Sunday, July 17, 2011

La Vie est Breve (Print for Sale)

Only a couple of these left!

The words are from a poem by George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 – 8 October 1896) was a French-born British cartoonist (Punch) and author.

La vie est vaine,
Un peu d’amour,
Un peu de haine,
Et puis—Bonjour!

La vie est brève:
Un peu d’espoir,
Un peu de rève
Et puis—Bon soir!

For the non-francophone out there, its roughly this;

Life is short
A little hope, a little dream
And then - Good-night!

The image was originally called (in my head) Le Flâneur. Flâneur is a word I love, and Flânerie is one of my favourite pass-times.


Clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

I like this Paul. What are its dimensions?

Paul Bommer said...

Hallo Clive

Its what I call my Large Standard size, 50 cm by 70 cm, the same as Mister Dark and Le Diable.