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Charles Baudelaire

De l’essence du rire et autres textes


Dans ces trois textes contemporains des Fleurs du Mal – De l’essence du rire, Quelques caricaturistes français et Quelques caricaturistes étrangers –, Charles Baudelaire évoque, questionnant le rire et son innocence présumée, de nombreux noms de caricaturistes : Daumier, Gavarni, Hogarth... Alors critique d’art, il y excède cependant la forme de l’article, transformant ces réflexions sur le rire et la caricature en un petit triptyque secret pour sa poétique de la modernité.

« Loin de se résumer à une façon accidentelle de croquer le réel et d’en faire rejaillir, par un effet de déformation concertée, les irrégularités et les hideurs, la caricature est pour l’artiste un instrument de recherche et un lieu d’invention. Elle est un miroir qui pense. »
Henri Scepi

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2021
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 128
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072922022
ISBN 10: 207292202X

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De l’essence du rire et autres textes