Claude Cahun, Collage, c.1930.
… from Disavowels : or, cancelled confessions (Aveux non avenus), 1930, by Claude Cahun, MIT Press, 2008.
1) Ecstacy , 1926
“Why not,” asks this fervent dancer, “shake off all care, as I do, and abandon oneself to the “wild joy of living?”
2) Dawn, 1926
Morning light, caressing the lovely form of this maiden, awakening from sleep, promises a happy day.
3) Toward Sea and Sky, 1926
This lissome bather seems about to join the gulls in their flight above the shining sea.
4) The Last Drop, 1926
It must have been grapefruit, not wine in the jug, for the young woman seems perfectly sober.
5) The Dyad , 1926
Is she worshiping the god of her trees — or is she lost — or just playing hide-and-seek?
6) Exhausted, 1926
No farther can she run — this wood nymph — whether escaping or pursuing.