Quotation 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.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet. repr. In The Mirror of Art, ed. Jonathan Mayne (1955). "Salon of 1846," sct. 2, Curiosités Esthétiques (1868).

"Romanticism," Baudelaire judged, "is the most recent, the most contemporary expression of beauty."
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