L.2013.6.13: Le Mot, no. 20 (July 1, 1915)

Le Mot, no. 20 (July 1, 1915), Paris: 1915

Graphic Arts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library
The illustrated journal Le Mot was created in response to the outbreak of war and its effect on the avant-garde in France. Le Mot’s founder, the poet Jean Cocteau, had attempted to enlist in the army but was rejected for health reasons. In search of another way to help the war effort, Cocteau joined with the caricaturist Paul Iribe to publish Le Mot. Featured inside is a woodcut after a brush drawing of a group of wounded soldiers returning from the front by the French Cubist painter Albert Gleizes.