Charles Baudelaire Quotes on art

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

What is art? Prostitution... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?.. view

By: Charles Baudelaire

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... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

It is from the womb of art that criticism was born... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

Modernity signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk.. view

By: Charles Baudelaire

Bien qu'on ait du cœur à l'ouvrage, L'Art est long et le Temps est court... view

By: Charles Baudelaire

C'est le propre des œuvres vraiment artistiques, d'être une source inépuisable de suggestions... view

By: Charles Baudelaire