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?