The illustrations from the “Spleen I” cycle, digital painting, 2012, inspired by the “Beyond Redemption” poem of Charles Baudelaire.
– Patent symbols, perfect picture
Of an irremediable fate
Which makes one think that the Devil
Always does well whatever he does!
Somber and limpid tête-à-tête –
A heart become its own mirror!
Well of Truth, clear and black,
Where a pale star flickers,
A hellish, ironic beacon,
Torch of satanical blessings,
Sole glory and only solace
– The consciousness of doing evil.
– Translated by William Aggeler, “The Flowers of Evil”
(Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954).
Publication from 2016 - the “Remerciements – Les Illustrateurs de Baudelaire” online book by Ivan Bernier, associate professor / profesor emeritus from L`Université Laval in Quebec. This book presents the best world illustrators of the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. My work devoted to Baudelaire's poetry has been presented in this book.