Sylvie (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)
French postcard by S.I.P. Sent by mail in 1906. Photo: Reutlinger, Paris.
Illustration for Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, Carlo Farneti.
Photo of Charles Baudelaire’s copy of the French 1st ed of Les Fleurs du Mal turned to the poem Spleen.
Allegory of War, c. 1860
Pen and brown ink and black Conté crayon, with watercolor, gouache, sanguine Conté crayon, and black and white chalks with smudging on cream wove paper
Art Institute Chicago
FAVOURITE PIECES OF LITERATURE (3/?):
Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal
I have more memories than if I’d lived a thousand years.
A heavy chest of drawers cluttered with balance-sheets,
Processes, love-letters, verses, ballads,
And heavy locks of hair enveloped in receipts,
Hides fewer secrets than my gloomy brain.
It is a pyramid, a vast burial vault
Which contains more corpses than potter’s field.
J. Cayron - La Petite Masque - Salon de Paris, AN Paris Postcard Studio.