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Thread: The Flowers of Evil

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    The Flowers of Evil

    (This was in response to Peter's "Let the sky talk to you" Art project)

    The "Flowers of Evil" is a collection of poems about decadence and sensuality by French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867). He could be thought of as Edgar Allen Poe's gloomier French cousin.

    In today's world, a convenient example of a "Flower of Evil" would be the opium poppy, and all of the woe associated with it, from Taliban terrorized Afghan farmers through 15 year old heroin addicts half a world from the fields.

    In a broader sense the "Flowers of Evil" are anything that seems attractive and hides its poison behind perfume.
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    Great BG and use of complimentary colors.

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    Beautiful colours flowers and sky and a great message in your painting Al

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    As usually, i love the color use ,so impressive.Geat job Al.

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    Wonderful colours and wonderful painting AL
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Brilliant idea and outstanding outcome, dear Al! You know for sure how to make vivid colours sing together!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    How evocative. The parasite luring the host. Cogent and literary description. I enjoyed it a lot. May even have to read some Baudelaire. Poor fellow didn't last too long. Fascination with the dark, choices, choices.

    Interesting image. Without your comment, not sure I would have come to your theme based on the visuals alone. Intriguing take.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Charles Baudelaire?

    Hmm.. Gloomier than Poe? Wow. I will have to look into his poetry.


    Interesting twist to sky in Peter's project though. I like it.

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    Hi Al

    I like your flowers and your style
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