Baudelaire 1821-1867

Moreau and Redon acknowledge him as their master. Symbolist more so in poems than art criticism such as "Salons" and his essay on Delacroix.

He admired Manet but said of Olympia, "You are merely the first artist in the progress of decadence in painting."

Studied Joseph de Maistre

"Fleurs de Mal"

"Correspondences"

"Spleen et Ideal"