Saturday, 30 March 2013


In 1865 Baudelaire writes to Manet, in an ambiguous compliment, that he is the first in the‘decrepitude’ of his art.

Charles Baudelaire, Correspondance, Paris 1973, vol. 2, p. 497.

The quality or condition of being weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.

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