Imaginations XIX/II, digital painting, 2014. Charles Baudelaire Illustrations 2.

Spleen II

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The illustrations from the “Spleen II” cycle, digital painting 2012-2014, inspired by “The Voice” poem of Charles Baudelaire.

Charles Baudelaire

The Voice

(…)
And my fatality. Behind the scenes
Of life’s vastness, in the abyss’ darkest corner
I see distinctly bizarre worlds,
And ecstatic victim of my own clairvoyance,
I drag along with me, serpents that bite my shoes.
(…)

– translated by William Aggeler, The Flowers of Evil
(Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)


Here you can download the electronic book “Remerciements – Les Illustrateurs de Baudelaire” of Professor Ivan Bernier from Université Laval in Québec. I was featured in this book as one of the world`s illustrators of Charles Baudelaire`s poems.

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