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Nov 19, 2011

les fleurs du mal

by Charles Baudelaire
The Flowers of Evil (first edition)
with author's notes, 1857

The Flowers of Evil - cover illustration
by Felicien Rops, 1866

"I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy"
Charles Baudelaire

by Félix Nadar

Baudelaire et la Président Sabatier
by Thomas Couture, c.1850

Apollonie Sabatier
by Vincent Vidal

Femme piquée par un serpent (woman bitten by a snake)
by Auguste Clésinger, 1847 (model: Apollonie Sabatier)


  1. what a nice coincedence, I began reading this book a few days ago, I usually read a few poems before I go to sleep.
    And ever since I began reading it, I've been having the most eccentric dreams ever, it's a great source of artistic inspiration though.

    You have such an interesting blog by the way

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