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La Photographie est violente : non parce qu’elle montre des violences, mais parce qu’à chaque fois elle emplit de force la vue, et qu’en elle rien ne peut se refuser, ni se transformer (qu’on puisse parfois la dire douce ne contredit pas sa violence ; beaucoup disent que le sucre est doux ; mais moi, je le trouve violent, le sucre).

Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. Most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during 19th century. Credited with coining term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience…