Top Ten Paintings

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Rising to a Facebook challenge during lockdown, I am posting a ‘top ten’ of paintings which influenced me over the years, each with a few notes. One of the first art books that I ever owned was The Picture History of Painting, by H.W. and Dora Jane Janson. This was first published in 1957, and appeared in a concise edition …

Charles Baudelaire

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) was a French poet, essayist, art critic, and a translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His work reflected the changing nature of beauty, as Paris modernised and industrialised, and his poetry influenced a myriad of others – including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé. Baudelaire coined the term Flâneur in his essay The Painter of …