Charles Baudelaire Quotes (129 quotes)
“To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.”
The Painters of Modern Life (1995 edition), Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Baudelaire: Selected Writings on Art and Artists (1981 edition), CUP Archive - ISBN: 9780521282871
To glorify the cult of images (my great, my only, my earliest passion). - Salon de 1859 (1859)
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Born: April 9, 1821
Died: August 31, 1867 (aged 46)
Bio: Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century.
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