Marguerite Burnat Provins
A Brigitte Coudrain engraving. Hardly a gentle art, the technique of inflicting tiny violence through wax on copper or zinc, then brushing acid into the wounds seems the supreme refinement of delicate viciousness. Coudrain’s beasts all seem etched with mild ironic acerbity, yet the bizarre little figures transfixed at the moment of love or decision possess something of the guileless delight of the child who frightens herself with imagined terrors… then laughs.
Albert Joseph Pénot 1862 1930