Quotation by Charles Baudelaire

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet. Selected Writings on Art and Artists, ed. P.E. Charvet (1972). The Painter of Modern Life, sct. 4, first published in L'Art Romantique (1869).
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