Cantar de Cantares

Cantar de Cantares

Alcaíns Codex




Size: 250 x 400 mm
56 pages
47 illustrations
Written by hand
Bound in moiré
Bibliophile edition
De luxe case
Cantar de Cantares Alcaíns Codex Alcaíns Codex

Size: 250 x 400 mm
56 pages
47 illustrations
Written by hand
Bound in moiré
Bibliophile edition
De luxe case

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Cantar de Cantares
Alcaíns Codex



Description

Cantar de Cantares Alcaíns Codex


This book consists of eight chapters: two lovers exchanging amorous compliments, a desert of shepherds and places with sonorous names, palm trees and towers, crows and doves. Little more, but the poetry – so delicate, so intense – of each phrase makes us think they were the first words of love ever spoken upon the earth.
The book contains no action. When illustrating it, my intention was for the drawings to capture the beauty of the words and reflect it in colours, lines and blissful lovers – the girl black because the sun has looked upon her.
Of the many Spanish translations, the one by Fr. Luis de León is undoubtedly the one that conveys the archaic grace of these dialogues best. This is the chosen translation. The intention of these pages is simply to sing the praises of love and display it in all its finery.

Javier Alcaíns



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