The title La belle noiseuse appears in a short story by Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu (The unknown masterpiece) from 1831.
Inspired by the severe famine in Somalia.
Editions: 119 [20 e.a. & 99]
Tikus, mouse in Malaisan, was Constant's dog since 1990 and passed away a few days after Constant. Constant used to tell about the way they met. After his dog Waldo died, he went to the dogshelter to get a new dog. Tikus was the saddest looking dog from the shelter. However, as soon as Tikus saw Constant enter, he stayed by his side. When the little dog even followed him to the toilet, Constant decided that he would take him home. They were inseparable for 15 years.
Elf King is a ballad written by the German poet, Goethe, in 1782. Put to music by Schubert in 1815. It tells the sad tale of a father riding home with his son in his arms (presumably the boy is ill). The boy sees feverish images of the Elf king, imagery of death, who tries to lure him to the 'other side'. The boy frantically cries out to his father for help. The Elf king is relentless and threatens to take the boy by force. When the father reaches his destination the boy has passed away.
Constant also made a watercolor of Erlkönig.
Edition: 85 [50 & 35 e.a.]
Editions: 210 (150 & XXXV & 25 H.C.)