Among the paintings, prints, and sculptures exhibited at Paris’s Musée de la Vie Romantique for L’oeil de Baudelaire (see below the next story for details and more images), running through January 20, is, above, the poet-critic’s Self-Portrait from 1848, the epoch when Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) was hanging out with Theophile Gauthier on the Il St. Louis and experimenting with hashish. (See “Les Paradis artificiels,” 1860.) Watercolor and graphite. Paris, Cite de l’architecture. Courtesy Musée de la Vie Romantique.


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