May 17, 2012

Renoir and Baudelaire

While preparing one of my final exams for my Art and Literature class (yes, I got to prepare the final at home!), I had to find links between pieces of art and literature. Here is a link that I found in this Renoir painting, and in a few lines of a Baudelaire poem. Just look at the painting, read each line, and it's almost as if these lines are describing the scene directly! Pretty cool.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, La Grenouillère, 1869

A few lines from Baudelaire's Parisian Dream:
"and every color, even black,
became a lustrous prism;
liquid turned to glowing glass
and what was crystal flowed...
from within each thing was luminous."

I've never been a huge fan of poetry, but these lines are beautiful. What do you think about poetry?


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    1. Wow, that was awesome, thanks for sharing!

  2. I really like poetry, but sometimes I'm not sure what the poet is trying to convey lol regardless, this is a beautiful painting and very inspirational! Love it! :)

    daydream frenzy

  3. I totally agree. So beautiful. Fabulous post, love. When you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo


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