Budelaire Hymn To Beauty Analysis

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It has often observed of Baudelaire’s poem that it reveals an extraordinary fusion of classical permanence and an intimate, Romantic contingent--- believes that every nation and every age possesses and must possess, its own beauty. Baudelaire analyses these various and varying manifestation of Beauty into two separate elements—the eternal and the transitory. It may be argued, he showed no great originality( the idea implicates in Stendhal), but in going a step further and asserting that without the coexistence of both the elements there could be n beauty at all, ‘the ideal’ becomes to him a relative concept. To discuss Baudelaire’s aesthetics of beauty, one of his most important poems is ‘Hymn to Beauty’. In the poem, the poet hold the …show more content…
In Platonism what is beautiful, is true and Good. It suggests that beauty, truth and Good are inseparable. But Baudelaire’s aesthetics lays in the notion of disbelief the ideal beauty. He denies the equivalence of beautiful with Good and also rejects the idea of absolute truth. He presents his own ‘secular idealism’--- which does not strive for divinity or ideal and does not search platonic idealism in transcendental level. He finds beauty among all unconventional forms --- ugliness; horrific scenes--- are not associated with Good. In this contexts, Baudelaire says in Salon de, 1846: “Romanticism did not consists of choice of a subject nor of exact truth, but in the manner of feeling.” (Baudelaire)
Baudelaire’s another poem ‘Sorrow of the Moon’ where the poet does not seek the ideal beauty and Romanticism. Throughout the century, romantic poetry deals with moon’s beauty. But Baudelaire inspires by the sorrow of moon and tells a sorrowful tale fascinates him more than the romantic description as he says: “shed a secret tear that falls to earth,/ some eager poet, sleep’s sworn enemy,/cups his hand and catches that pale tear.” (baudelaire
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To him artist has ‘duality of nature’ reflected in the creative process. The artist indentifies with what he represents (passion) and he maintains an emotional distance from his subject. The distance observer known as ‘fleuner’. In his poem ‘The death of Author’ Baudelaire tries to signify ideal beauty to the poet is a futile search. So Baudelaire as a poet or artist remains consistent in his belief that the individual ideal--- whether expresses by the detachment of the Dandy or the imagination of the poet is the only thing with which man should concern. S he states; ‘Death as it fills the sky like another sun/will make the flavors of their devising bloom.” (Baudelaire

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